Same-sex civil unions are also legal in Uruguay and some states in Brazil and Mexico, while gay marriage is legal in Mexico City.
In the United States, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Iowa allow same-sex marriage, as does Washington, D.C.
How do you say “hooray” in Spanish? Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. The vote took place last Thursday in the Argentinean senate at 4 a.m. after 16 hours, with 33 senators voting for, 27 against, and three abstaining. The Roman Catholic Church fought the measure tooth and nail, organizing a 60,000 person march on Congress. The legislation will also give gay couples all the same rights enjoyed by straight couples, including adoption and inheritance.
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