BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhuanet) -- A vote Thursday at the Argentine Senate made Argentina the first country in Latin America legalizing homosexual marriage, according to Los Angeles Times.
|Members of Argentinian Senate discuss on the approval of homosexual couples in Buenos |
Aires, July 15, 2010. Argentina became the first Latin American country to recognize
by law marriages between homosexual people Thursday. (Xnhua/Telam)
The law allows same-sex couples to marry, adopt and inherit property, among other rights.
Staunch opposition from the still-powerful Roman Catholic Church as well as Christian evangelical groups makes the passing of the law a hard-won battle.
On Tuesday, more than 60,000 opponents attended a massive rally protesting the bill.