Uruguayan senators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a same-sex marriage measure Tuesday — a key step that pushes the South American country one step closer to a new marriage law.
Senators approved the marriage equality bill 23-8. Next week lawmakers in the lower house, which approved a different version of the legislation late last year, are expected to vote on the senate’s version.
If approved and signed by President Jose Mujica, the proposal would make Uruguay the second country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. Neighboring Argentina legalized same-sex marriage in 2010.
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