Thursday, July 15, 2010

DC Appeals Court blocks gay marriage referendum attempts; Argentina is first Latin American country to accept gay marriage

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has turned down efforts by opponents of the DC gay marriage law to force it to a referendum. City officials had argued that the city had the authority to block measures creating discrimination, and the Court ruled that the City acted within its authority.

The link to the AP story on WJLA in Washington DC is here.

Argentina authorized gay marriage today, after a vote in its Senate, following an earlier vote in its house. sex civil union is legal in Uruguay, Brazil, some states in Mexico and Mexico City, and in Buenos Aries itself. But Argentina is the first country in Latin America to recognize gay marriage with all the same rights and responsibilities, including inheritance. What an advance since the days of “Apartment Zero”.

The AP story by Michael Warren is here.

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