CHILE: President To Introduce Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Gay Star News reports:

Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet will formally introduce a bill to allow same-sex couples to get married. The measure will be introduced on 28 August. Chilean LGBTI advocacy group the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, has said the marriage and an adoption bill was reached as part of an agreement with Bachelet’s government in 2016. However, it remains unclear whether the bill will also extend adoption rights.

If the bill succeeds, Chile would become the world’s 25th nation to legalize same-sex marriage and the fifth to do so in South America after Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay.