A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.
It approved gay adoption in and same-sex marriage in The recent campaign to repeal the transgender law was led by Carlos Iafigliola, an opposition congressman with the conservative Partido Nacional. On Twitter, Constanza Moreira, a senator with the ruling Frente Amplio coalition, said: "Without a doubt, those of us who are in favor of broadening people's rights are the immense majority.
This article is adapted from AQ's most recent issue, "Fixing Brazil. So, what does Uruguay keep getting right? Simply put, the country does a better job than its peers of protecting people regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or race.
Same-sex marriage in Uruguay has been legal since August 5, On January 20,Uruguay became the first Latin American country to have a national civil union law. The law, proposed by Senator Margarita Percovich of the Broad Frontwas passed in Chamber of Representatives on November 29, after having been passed in a similar form in the Senate in The bill was approved by the Chamber of Representatives on August 27, by a 40—13 vote,   and by the Senate on September 9, with a 17—6 vote.
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Prostitution in Uruguay was legislated in through the sex work law Uruguay's Law no. It also obliges the government to advise sex workers of their rights and duties, support them against exploitation and provide sexual health information.
Photo courtesy of Conapees. Now age 50 and a mother of six, she is an outspoken fighter against sexual exploitation of children and teenagers in Uruguay, a country reluctant to recognise this growing scourge. Karina proudly says she broke this family burden when her youngest daughter turned 12 as a smiling girl ready to go to high school.
Jump to navigation. Three states have recently joined the progressive trend towards recognising in law the equal right to marry regardless of sexual orientation. On 10 AprilUruguay became the second country in South America to legalise same-sex marriage, after Argentina. And on 23 AprilFrance became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.
Rodrigo Borda, left, and his partner Sergio Miranda watch a Civil Registry worker take down their information to apply to get married in Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday, Aug. On Monday, two men rushed to the Montevideo civil registry before dawn to be the first same-sex couple in Uruguay to register for marriage on the morning that a marriage equality law went into effect. The gay marriage legalization is part of a larger movement headed by the Uurguayan leader to pass a liberal agenda, which includes a law allowing first trimester abortions.
Uruguay is located to the east of Argentina and to the south of Brazil; its territory extends forkm 2 and it has a maritime area ofkm 2. The country has a rolling topography and subtropical climate; its ecosystems include grasslands, coastal environments, wetlands, mountain areas, and forests. Uruguay is a unitary state and is divided into 19 departments. It has a democratic republican form of government, with three independent branches executive, legislative, and judicial.