Tag Archives: Chile

CHILE: Civil Unions Advance

In its first session of 2014, yesterday the Chilean Senate advanced its civil unions bill. The Santiago Times reports: Senators voted in favor of the Life Partner Agreement (AVP) late Tuesday evening with 28 votes in favor, six against and two abstentions. The bill will now pass to a constitutional assembly before returning to Congress on Jan. 20. The country’s …

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Chile Elects Pro-Gay Marriage President

Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, that nation’s first female leader, was returned to power on Sunday after stepping down in 2010 because of a rule that forbids consecutive terms. Bachelet’s campaign platform included a promise to pursue same-sex marriage. The 62-year-old Bachelet fended off center-right candidate Evelyn Matthei by winning 62 percent of a runoff vote – the highest of …

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CHILE: Teenager To Lose Leg After Brutal Gay-Bashing By Machete-Wielding Thugs

A 19 year-old Chilean teenager will have his leg amputated after a brutal homophobic attack by six thugs. Gay Star News reports: Esteban Navarro, 19, is struggling to stay alive in hospital as he recovers from the multiple injuries he suffered from the savage attack. On 23 June, he was jumped on by a group of six holding knives, iron …

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CHILE: 50,000 March For LGBT Rights

Michael Lavers has the story at Washington Blade: An LGBT rights march in the Chilean capital on Saturday drew more than 50,000 people. Chilean folk singer Camila Moreno; presidential candidates Andrés Velasco, Tomás Jocelyn-Holt, Marco Enríquez-Ominami and Marcel Claude and Rafael Dochao, the European Union’s ambassador to Chile, took part in the Santiago event that also commemorated the International Day …

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CHILE: Gay Group Urges LGBT Couples To Identify Themselves On Coming Census

Andres Duque writes: The government of Chile, for the first time in the nation’s history, will include questions about same-sex partnerships in the country’s census. MOVILH, the leading LGBT rights organization in Chile, has launched a campaign to dispel fears about the census and urge same-sex couples to answer truthfully about their relationship.

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CHILE: Lesbian Mom Wins Back Kids

One of Chile’s longest-running LGBT rights cases has ended with a win for the good guys: Karen Atala (left), an openly gay judge in Chile, has finally won back custody of her three daughters after a nearly eight-year court fight, officials say. Atala, 48, was stripped of custody of her children in 2004 when she revealed she is a lesbian. …

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Photo Of The Day – Chilean Volcano

The Boston Globe has posted a Part 2 in its Big Pictures Of 2011 series. Lots more at the link.

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CHILE: President Pushes Civil Unions

Yesterday Chilean President Sebastian Pinera proposed a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions. “All forms of marriage deserve respect, dignity and the support of the state,” said President Sebastian Pinera, who signed the proposal and sent it to Congress. “This puts opposite-sex and same-sex couples on the same footing, because in both cases it is possible to develop love, affection …

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Chile Preps Civil Unions Bill

Chile’s legislature is about to see a bill legalizing civil unions. The bill, which could be presented to Congress by next week, would grant legal rights to gay couples who have lived together for more than one year, the Santiago-based newspaper reported, citing a copy of the draft legislation it obtained. Click over for the latest on partnership rights across …

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Chilean Miner Does Elvis On Letterman

He’s a real charmer and the translator is a riot.

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Chilean Domestic Abuse PSA: Don’t Beat Your Wife, Don’t Be A Faggot

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World’s Largest Swimming Pool

For no reason other than I’d like to swim in it, here’s the world’s largest swimming pool. Covering 20 acres and stretching half a mile, the swimming hole at Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar resort is a 115-foot-deep, 66-million gallon monster. (An Olympic-size pool is “only” 164 feet long, 6 feet 7 inches deep, 660,000 gallons.) Built for $3.5 million …

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Massive Earthquake Rocks Chile, Tsunami Warnings Issued For Pacific Basin

After a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile this morning, tsunami warnings have been issued for much of the Pacific basin, including for Alaska, California, and Hawaii – where waves of 15 feet and higher are expected. The tsunami is predicted to reach Hawaii around 4pm eastern time. Below is a live stream of Chilean television. UPDATE: Live stream …

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