Freedom to Marry Comes to South America

Argentina today became the first South American nation to grant same-sex couples the right to marry. The decision followed a marathon senate debate and giant public demonstrations from both supporters and opponents of the bill.

Although the opposition was led by Catholic and Evangelical Christians, at least one Catholic priest has vowed to defy church policy and marry same-sex couples.

South America is now the fourth continent on which at least one nation now grants marriage equality. The other three are North America (Canada), Africa (South Africa), and Europe (seven nations). Dare I say this feels like momentum?

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