The image accompanying this post shows Alex Freyre and José Maria Di Bello, the two first gays who married in Argentina, back in December 2009 and opened the road to happiness to many other couples from today may to marry all of the law, after a process has been too long and tortuous, but it has had a happy ending.
Yesterday, after a long debate, the Argentine Senate approved gay marriage, ending a stage at least, might be described as grotesque, for the extension in time of the debates, and the cascade of authorized and unauthorized marriages by different judges and the picture they’ve taken some politicians during the prosecution of law both in Parliament and the Senate.
After more than 14 hours of a tense debate, the law of marriage between same sex was adopted by 33 votes to 27 votes against and 3 abstentions other, thus making Argentina the first country in South America to legalize gay marriage throughout the country.
The debate that has divided the country into two, has confronted the government of President Cristina Fernandez, pro gay marriage positions, with the opposition and with different religious denominationsthat opinio Argentine to legalization.
But ultimately, sanity has been imposed upon approval of a law guaranteeing real equality of all citizens of Argentina. Today is a day of celebration and hope, because a new country has joined that small club of nations where gays can get married.
So as Andrés Calamaro said one of his songs, from one corner of the world … I offer you … Cheers,and congratulations to all the Argentines who have fought to make this project a reality.