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(Nov 06, 2009) On October 29, 2009, Argentina's Congress started formally debating two bills that would amend the current Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. The bills are supported by the Kirchner administration and center-left forces in Congress and opposed by the conservatives, provincial political parties, and the Catholic Church.

The Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies, part of the bicameral legislature), through its General and Family Law Committee, started the debate on one of the bills with discussions on the rights of homosexual men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals to adopt children, inherit their partner's assets, and access social benefits. The bill is based on a precedent set by legislation passed in 2005 in Spain. (Jaime Rosemberg, Diputados aprobaría este año el proyecto de matrimonio gay, DIARIO LA NACIÓN, Oct. 30, 2009, available at

Author: Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand More by this author
Topic: Families More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Argentina More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 11/06/2009