The freedom to marry and Argentine politics

Thomas Dollar discusses the political forces in Argentina that led to the new marriage equality law there, thus keeping the number of countries allowing gay marriage slowly but steadily ticking upward.

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1 in 4 Californians have grown more supportive of gay rights, survey finds

One in four Californians have become more supportive of gay rights over the last five years, compared with 8% who said they had become more opposed, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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With the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples in Argentina, an unmistakable trend emerges

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.

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Equality California has close to 1 million marriage conversations during the year

Equality California's Marriage Director Marc Solomon: "Over the past year, Equality California has had more than 900,000 conversations about the freedom to marry with Californians, and we are thrilled that our work is making a real difference. We're finding that the more people get to know same-sex couples and their families and witness the love and commitment these couples share, the more they support their right to marry.

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The U.S., Argentina and the freedom to marry

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."

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51% of California voters support marriage equality, poll finds

Although a majority of California voters say they support the freedom to marry, that endorsement is about the same as it was two years ago when voters told pollsters that they approved of the idea but still voted to ban marriages of same-sex couples.

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Free Mexico honeymoon for first same-sex couple married in Argentina

Mexico City has offered a free honeymoon to the first same-sex couple to marry in Argentina under a new law.

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The freedom to marry in Argentina - will other nations follow?

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.

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Argentina legalizes the freedom to marry in historic vote

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.

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Video: Argentina President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - fierce advocate

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.

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