Argentina passes marriage equality.
Lawmakers in the Senate passed the bill after 14 hours of debate that began Wednesday and carried well into early Thursday morning, the state-run Telam news agency reported.
The bill had already passed the lower chamber of Congress.
It gives same-sex couples equal marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children.
The law was backed by the center-left government of President Cristina Kirchner, who has said she will sign it.
This is terrific news in a country that has gone from right-wing dictators to military coups to emphatic democracy and equality. It’s a lesson that a certain country that prides itself on freedom and liberty — and isn’t above lecturing other countries about the blessings of equal rights under the law — could learn.
And I can think of at least two couples I know here in Miami who will be heading home to tie the knot.
HT to Melissa.