Argentina to Legalize Gay Marriage

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Argentina may be the first country in Latin America to grant same sex couples the same legal rights and protections that marriage gives to heterosexual couples. On July 15, 2010 a new bill passed that also gives gay couples the right to adopt children. Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez, is said to be a strong supporter of gay marriage and is expected to sign the bill into law after her return from a visit to China.