Tag Archives: Uruguay

FIFA Bans World Cup Biter

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Advertisers Snark On World Cup Biter

Here’s what happened today: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute …

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Uruguay Becomes World’s First Nation To Legalize Pot Sales, Growth, Usage

In what Reuters describes as a  “pioneering social experiment” that  will be watched around the globe, Uruguay yesterday became the world’s first nation to completely legalize marijuana. A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals in the small …

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Marriages Begin In Uruguay

Same-sex marriage went into effect today in Uruguay. Acting under legislation passed in April, Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Miranda, aged 39 and 45, flashed big smiles as they addressed a gaggle of reporters upon leaving a civil registry in Montevideo. “We are celebrating it and sharing it because this law establishes that we all have rights. There are no first …

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Updated Global Marriage Map

After last week’s first gay wedding in France, the Agency France-Presse posted the above map.

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Uruguay President Signs Marriage Bill

We knew he would, but still. Details. (Tipped by JMG reader Hong)

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Updated Gay Marriage Map

Source.

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Marriage Equality Nations

(Via JMG reader Thomas)

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VIDEO: History In Uruguay

No narration needed.

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Uruguay Finalizes Marriage Equality

Today the finishing touches on Uruguay’s marriage equality bill were made after minor changes to the original bill were reconciled between the two national legislative chambers. President Jose Mujica has promised to sign the bill and marriages should commence within a few months.

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Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage!

Moments ago the Uruguay Senate approved its marriage equality bill by a vote of 23-8. The bill now returns to the nation’s lower legislative chamber to reconcile a minor change.  President Jose Mujica has promised to sign the bill and marriages should commence within a few months. ¡Felicidades Uruguay! UPDATE: Freedom To Marry cheers via press release. “Freedom to Marry …

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Uruguay To Advance Marriage Tomorrow

Rex Wockner passes along this email from Uruguay’s LGBT rights group. The Uruguayan Senate will vote the marriage equality bill tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2. As you may remember, the bill had been passed by the Chamber of Deputies in December, but the Senate has modified it. According to our Constitution, those modifications will have to be confirmed by the Deputies …

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Uruguay Postpones Marriage Vote

Uruguay’s Senate was widely expected to pass its marriage equality bill today.  No such luck. Via On Top Magazine: The “Marriage Equality Law” seeks to modify some 20 articles of the Civil Code, including whose surname goes first when children are named. Opponents asked for the bill’s vote to be postponed until the Senate’s first meeting in April to allow …

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Uruguay House Overwhelmingly Approves Same-Sex Marriage By 81-6 Vote

Rex Wockner and Andres Duque have the good news: Eighty-one of the 99 members of Uruguay’s House of Representatives voted to legalize same-sex marriage this evening. Twelve members of the chamber were not present for the vote. The bill now advances to the Senate, where support is equally strong, according to LGBT activists. President José Mujica plans to sign the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Uruguay Votes On Marriage

It’s happening right now. Go watch.  If the House approves the bill as expected, it goes to the Senate next year.

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URUGUAY: Lower House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Bill Next Week

Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies, that nation’s lower legislative body, will vote on same-sex marriage on December 11th. Five months ago, the government approved the recognition of same sex marriage legalized in other countries. The law was supported by the Constitution Committee and the Codes of the House including two opposition legislators.  Frente Amplio legislator Julio Bango, a supporter of the …

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Uruguay Considers Marriage

Uruguay, which already has civil unions, began this week considering a move to full marriage equality. The proposed “marriage equality” law would change Uruguay’s nearly-century-old civil code and give married gays and lesbians all the rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples, including the possibility of adopting children. It was drafted by gay rights activists in the so-called “Black Sheep …

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Uruguay Poised To Approve Gay Marriage

Uruguay’s Parliament appears ready to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill is being driven by the country’s ruling coalition, the Frente Amplio which has a majority in both houses – giving it an excellent chance of succeeding. The bill’s author, Frente Amplio MP, Sebastián Sabini, told the newspaper, “We do not focus so much on the issue of gay marriage but …

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Uruguay Legalizes Gay Adoption

Uruguay lawmakers have approved the bill legalizing adoption by same-sex couples. The bill was first proposed last month to great objections by local Catholic leaders. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend adoption rights to gay couples in Uruguay, the latest measure to relax laws on homosexuality that has drawn criticism from church leaders in the country, which is predominantly Roman Catholic. …

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Uruguay May Allow Gay Adoption

The march for LGBT rights across South America continues as Uruguay prepares to legalize adoption by gay couples. The legislation is expected to pass in the Senate, where the ruling party has a majority. The Senate will vote on the bill next month. In December 2007, Uruguay’s parliament passed legislation to recognise same-sex civil unions. The country of 3.6m people …

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