Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Breaking News: Uruguay 1st Latin American country to allow same-sex civil unions

Reuters has the story here. An excerpt:
Uruguay's Congress legalized civil unions for homosexual couples on Tuesday in the first nationwide law of its kind in Latin America.

Under the new law, gay and straight couples will be eligible to form civil unions after living together for five years. They will have rights similar to those granted to married couples on such matters as inheritance, pensions and child custody.

What remains is a presidential signature but that is expected to come quickly.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Uruguay! Also, Hungary passed a civil unions law on yesterday.

Mad Professah said...

and New Jersey can't be too far away from gay marriage...