Uruguay’s senate approves same-sex marriage bill

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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.

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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.

Read more : CNN.com

Photo By Kurt Löwenstein Educational Center International Team from Germany (qe07 (9)) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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