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Gay Marriage Begins In Uruguay

By Charlotte Robinson, August 06, 2013
While Russia & Uganda continue their homophobic anti gay hate campaigns against their LGBT citizens, Uruguay moves forward becoming the 12th nation globally where marriage equality is the law of the land. TV producer Sergio Miranda & his partner of 14 years artist Rodrigo Borda, were the first to register. Borda stated, "This is an historic day for us & for the country. No longer will there be first & second-class citizens. This will be seen in many countries where this option still isn't possible & hopefully help people in those places live more freely. There are people who constantly live a double-life. That's why we've made this so visible, to show that it can be done. We're in a country that has a very open mind right now, you can see it in the people & in the street.” Uruguay becomes the third country in the Americas after Canada & Argentina to legalize gay marriage. President Jose Mujica's government also has decriminalized abortion & expects senate approval soon for a government-managed marijuana industry. In Argentina the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires on Monday announced the "LGBT Go" campaign, inviting people to apply for up to 60,000 pesos, about $11,000 in grants for projects that protect & strengthen gay rights in Argentina. Updates to Come…:)
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