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South America's First Gay Wedding Solemnized in Uruguay

by Rajshri on  April 19, 2008 at 3:33 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
The first gay marriage in Latin America was solemnized on Thursday in Uruguay after a law enabling such unions came into affect earlier this year.
South America's First Gay Wedding Solemnized in Uruguay
South America's First Gay Wedding Solemnized in Uruguay
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Judge Estrella Perez officiated the civil union between Adrian Figuera, 38, and actor and theater director Juan Carlos Moretti, 67, in a courtroom before a small group of friends and family, as witnessed by an AFP reporter.

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Moretti later told AFP that after living together for 14 years, he and Figuera thought their marriage was "a matter of justice and a step forward for Uruguayan society."

The so-called "cohabitation union law" went into effect on January 1, allowing heterosexual and homosexual couples living together for at least five years to receive the same legal rights and benefits that traditional marriage bestows.

Source: AFP
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