4

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.

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.