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Chile's political houses approve marriage equality by landslide margin
2021-12-08

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Chile approved marriage-equality legislation in a landslide vote on Dec. 7, NPR reported.

Both houses of Chile's Congress authorized the measure with overwhelming majorities, making it the eighth Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage, as well as the 31st worldwide.

President Sebastian Pinera, expected to leave office in March, opposed the legislation for years. But just six months ago, the conservative leader indicated he'd changed his position on the issue paving the way for Congress to act. He is expected to sign the measure into law.

Existing laws allow same-sex couples to unite under a Civil Union Pact, which was approved in 2015. It provides couples many of the same rights as married people but prevents them from adopting.


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