On a day like today, ten years ago the equal marriage law was approved in Argentina

Ten years have passed since the «Equal Marriage» law was approved in Argentina, this fact made it the first country in Latin America to approve same-sex marriage

The Law 26618 sanction, known as the «Equal Marriage Law» was enacted in Argentina on July 15st, 2010, this historical fact made the gaucho country the first country in Latin America and the tenth in the world to approve the civil union law between two people of the same sex.

The rule was sanctioned with 33 votes in favor and 27 against, after a historic session of the Nation’s Senate and is considered to have represented 30 years of tireless struggle by the LGBTI movement (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, transsexual and intersex) , supported by different political, social, cultural and academic sectors.

It should be noted that although this regulation was only approved in 2010, on December 12, 2002, in the Buenos Aires Autonomous City the draft Civil Union Law presented by the Argentine Homosexual Community (CHA) was approved, which was taken as the main basis for the legal and social recognition of diversity; and this city became the first jurisdiction in Latin America to legalize civil union between people of the same sex.

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