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  • Legislatures in Latin America are increasingly coming to the conclusion that they must allow same-sex couples to marry. Read some recent legislation on marriage for same-sex couples:

    Legislation to Respect Relationships Between Same-Sex Couples in Bolivia

    In 2015 LGBT activists drafted new legislation called the Family Life Agreement that seeks relationship recognition between same-sex couples. Read more about the legislation.

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    Civil Marriage Legislation in Peru

    A marriage-equality bill was introduced in Congress in February 2017 with bipartisan support.

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    Civil Marriage Legislation in Uruguay

    The freedom to marry was passed legislatively, with the Chamber of Representatives approving a bill in December 2012 and the Senate approving it in April 2013.

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    Civil Marriage Legislation in Argentina

    Legislation extending the freedom to marry 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. 

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