Latin America Now Officially More Progressive on Gay Marriage than Florida

Latin America celebrated it's first official gay marriage yesterday, as two gay rights activists tied the knot in Argentina thanks to a legal loophole. Argentina's constitution doesn't specifically define marriage between a man and a woman, effectively leaving the interpretation up to local officials. The pair tried to get hitched in Buenos Aires but were thwarted, so they traveled to Ushuaia, the globe's southern most city to exchange rings.

The ceremony comes on the heels of the announcement that Mexico City will officially recognize gay marriage. Civil unions are already legal in Buenos Aires, Uruguay, and some parts of Mexico and Brazil.

So what's the situation in Miami, the so-called "capital of Latin America?" Just in case you forgot, last year's Amendment Two banned gay marriage and civil unions in Florida and might even challenge local domestic partnership laws, and gays aren't even allowed to be adoptive parents.

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Kyle Munzenrieder