Tuesday, November 17, 2009

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Two men who were granted a marriage license in Buenos Aires on Monday are planning what may be the first legal same-sex wedding in Latin America. “On December 1st we will become man and man,” said José María Di Bello, tears welling as a city clerk gave him the paperwork to marry his partner, Alex Freyre. The couple won the right to marry when a judge ruled last week that a ban on same-sex marriage violated Argentina’s Constitution. The mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, said the city would not appeal, in effect inviting other same-sex couples to pursue their rights in court.

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