Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Times: First gay wedding in Latin America

Tuesday, 29th December 2009 - 07:22CET

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Two Argentinian men have wed in Latin America's first gay marriage.

Tierra del Fuego provincial spokesman Eduardo Porter said the wedding between Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre took place at the civil registry in Ushuaia.

Their marriage plans in Buenos Aires earlier this month were thwarted when city officials refused to marry them because of conflicting rulings.

An official representing the federal government's antidiscrimination agency attended the wedding. Claudio Morgado called today's marriage "historic".

Argentina's Constitution is silent on whether marriage must be between a man and a woman, effectively leaving the matter to state and city officials.

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