Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 03:30 pm
Terrell Frazier, Research/Writer for Freedom to Marry, discusses how the marriage equality movement has been given a huge momentum boost as Argentina becomes the tenth country to honor marriage for all committed couples and how personal stories of love and commitment played a central role.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 10:00 am
Gay couples will be granted the right to marry, Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has suggested.
Mr Hughes predicted the change would be in place in time for the next General Election.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 07:30 am
Glenn Greenwald: "It's worthwhile now and then to take stock of the vast disparity between how we [the US] like to think of ourselves and reality."
"When a country with Argentina's history and background becomes but the latest country to legally recognize the freedom to marry -- largely as the result of a population which demanded it -- that disparity becomes quite clear."
Postedon Jul 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Argentina's first marriage under a law passed last week honoring the freedom to marry was set for August 13 between a 61-year-old man and his 60-year-old partner, officials said Friday.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 02:30 pm
Mexico City has offered a free honeymoon to the first same-sex couple to marry in Argentina under a new law.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 10:00 am
Although the past year has been frustrating to liberals and libertarians on many levels, one exception is in the increasing willingness of governments around the world to recognize the freedom to marry, as Argentina determined to do on Wednesday.
There are now about 250 million people worldwide living in jurisdictions which provide for marriage equality, as this colorful chart helps demonstrate.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 08:51 am
Argentina has now gone the furthest in support of the freedom to marry of any nation in Latin America, and proponents are hoping the move influences other nations.
“I think it will have enormous impact in Argentina and South America and around the world, including in the US, because it signifies the tremendous momentum in favor of the freedom to marry," says Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Jul 15, 2010 at 08:32 am
Argentina legalized marriage for same-sex couples on Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to grant gays and lesbians all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.
Postedon Jul 14, 2010 at 03:45 pm
Days before the Argentinean senate was to vote on a historic marriage equality bill (the vote is today), President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner voiced her strongest support yet for the bill.
Kirchner, who is in a diplomatic visit to China and won't be in Argentina when the vote takes place, has said that she will not veto the bill if it arrives on her desk after the senate vote. The lower House of Deputies already approved a version of the bill.