Buoyed by the legalization of same-sex marriage in next-door Argentina, activists in Uruguay have arranged the introduction in Parliament of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
The measure was introduced by a member of the ruling Frente Amplio ( Broad Front ) coalition, Deputy Sebastián Sabini of the People's Participation Movement party.
"We are optimistic about the bill being voted into law, since the Frente Amplio has the majority needed to do so," said Álvaro Queiruga of the activist group Black Sheep Collective. "Also, a few opposition MPs have stated they are in favor of the bill."
Assistance: Bill Kelley