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Gay marriage approved in Chile: Congress passed the bill, giving such couples the right to adopt a child

World Desk, Amar Ujala, Santiago

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Up to date Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:57 PM IST

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Now Chile has additionally joined the group of nations the place same-sex marriages have been permitted. These international locations are principally Catholic Latin American international locations. In addition they have related legal guidelines.

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Lastly, Chile’s Congress (parliament) on Tuesday permitted the much-awaited invoice to approve same-sex marriages. This has paved the way in which for authorized sanction for such marriages.

Now Chile has additionally joined the group of nations the place same-sex marriages have been permitted. These international locations are principally Catholic Latin American international locations. In addition they have related legal guidelines. The invoice has the help of President Sebastian Pinera. He has to signal the invoice for closing approval. After that this regulation will come into pressure. On this, married gay {couples} can even have the suitable to undertake kids.

The invoice obtained a inexperienced sign from the higher home, or Senate, of Chile’s parliament from Tuesday. It was quickly handed by the Decrease Chamber of Deputies with a vote of 82 votes. 20 votes have been solid in opposition.

Homosexual {couples} in Latin American international locations may till now solely marry in 14 of the 32 states of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico. Now Chile has additionally joined the identical group.

Chile legalized homosexual organizations in 2015. Since then, it has been eagerly ready to legalize same-sex marriage. Then-President Michelle Bachelet despatched Congress a associated invoice in 2017. In a shock transfer, his conservative successor Pinera introduced in June this 12 months that he would search speedy passage of the invoice.

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