Same-sex couples have been able to marry in Argentina since July 2010. Argentina is the first country in Latin America and the second in the Americas to allow same-sex marriage.
Legislation extending civil marriage to same-sex couples was signed into law by former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The law was published in the official gazette on 22 July 2010 and took effect that same day. The law grants same-sex couples all the rights and responsibilities of marriage, including the right to adopt children.
As the law does not require couples to hold Argentinian nationality or to be residents in Argentina, many foreigners have come to Argentina (especially Buenos Aires) to get married.
Text of the law, Law 26.618/2010, is available here.