Same-Sex Marriage Just Got Legalized in Chile in Landslide Vote
VICE says Lawmakers voted 82 in favor and just 20 in opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in the South American nation, considered one of Latin America’s most conservative countries.
Lawmakers in Chile voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday, a landmark shift in a country that is rapidly shedding its identity as one of Latin America’s most conservative.
The vote comes four years after the bill was first introduced in Chile’s congress. It makes the South American country the 31st nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and the seventh in Latin America, underscoring the region’s embrace of same-sex couples in recent years.
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