Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Equality comes to Argentina

An Argentinean judge has overturned that country's ban on same-sex marriage on the basis that it violated the constitutional right to equality. The government will not appeal, and now the first same-sex marriage licence has been issued. Unfortunately due to Argentina's legal system, the ruling did not create a precedent - other gay couples will have to go to court to enforce their right to marry - but it is likely to be cemented by legislation in the near future.