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WORLD BRIEFING / ARGENTINA : Same-sex couple allowed to wed

November 14, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

A judge has granted a homosexual couple permission to get married, setting a precedent that could pave the way for the Roman Catholic country to become the first in Latin America to allow same-sex marriage. The ruling in Buenos Aires, which became the region's first city to approve civil unions between same-sex couples in 2002, may increase pressure on lawmakers to debate a gay marriage bill currently deadlocked in Congress.

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