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Chile allows same-sex marriage

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After years of wrangling, Chile has finally allowed marriages between people of the same sex after the Chamber of Deputies approved the law on Tuesday. A total of 82 parliamentarians voted in favour of same-sex marriage, 20 against and two abstained. The Movement for Integration and Homosexual Liberation (MOVILH) called for a victory celebration in the centre of the capital Santiago de Chile. Until now, homosexuals in Chile could only enter into a registered civil partnership. In Latin America, same-sex marriages are already possible in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay…

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