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Thousands protest same-sex marriage proposal in Buenos Aires

Argentina could be first Latin American country to legalize it


 

Protests erupted outside Argentina’s congress in Buenos Aires as thousands of protesters gathered to rally against a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. The House of Deputies has approved same-sex marriage legislation that will also open the way to adoptions by same-sex couples. The legislation is opposed by the Roman Catholic church and other religious groups, whose main slogan for the anti-legislation protest was “Children have a right to a mother and a father.” Mexico City—though not the rest of Mexico—allows gay marriage and other countries allow same-sex civil unions, but Argentina would be the first country in Latin America to grant gay men and lesbians the same rights as heterosexuals. Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández, has promised not to veto the measure if it reaches her desk.

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Thousands protest same-sex marriage proposal in Buenos Aires

  1. The Need to Know writer strikes again!

    "…but Argentina would be the first country in Latin America to grant gay men and lesbians the same rights as heterosexuals."

    Currently gay men and lesbians in Latin America can't marry someone of the same sex, but heterosexuals can?

    • Oh! Err. Well. Funny way to read it. I tried hard to see your logic. Can't.

  2. There is nothing I find more unnatural, improper, immoral, uncivilised, debased, debauched, and disgusting as gay marriage. Except, of course, straight marriage.

    • As Oscar himself said, upon seeing Niagara Falls, "there's the second great disappointment of a honeymoon."

    • But to each, his own. On the contrary, I find it quite natural, proper, moral, civilised, based, bauched and gusting.

  3. A straight marriage is a best an affirmation of love and at worst an affirmation of stupidity. A gay marriage can also be these things but, because it has been denied to so many for so long, it has also become an affirmation of one's basic human rights.

    Gays just want to have the same chance to screw up or succeed that everyone else does.

    • "Not that there's anything wrong with that."