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In Chile, parliament adopts marriage for all – archyworldys

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The Chilean Parliament voted on Tuesday, December 7 in favor of marriage between people of the same sex, validating a bill tabled in 2017. After its approval, Tuesday, in the Senate, after numerous postponements of the vote, the Chamber of Deputies immediately voted with 82 votes in favor, 20 against and two abstentions.

The measure has the support of the president, conservative, Sebastian Piñera, who must now promulgate the law. The latter will also allow all married couples to adopt children. Homosexual couples could until now unite by a civil union pact, in force since 2015 and which allows to obtain the same rights as a married couple, but without the possibility of adoption or filiation of the children.

“I am extremely moved. I have a little trouble keeping my calm. It’s a race of several kilometers ”, said Isabel Amor, director of Fundacion Iguales, which defends LGBT rights, who attended the vote in the galleries of Parliament.

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A constantly fought project

“With the approval of marriage for all, Chile has taken a historic and decisive step for the advancement and consolidation of the human rights of same-sex couples and homoparental families, who have all, without distinction, been discriminated against and violated. from the origins of our country ”, wrote in a statement the Movement for integration and homosexual liberation, which has been defending for several years the authorization of marriage between people of the same sex in the country.

A few minutes before the express vote in the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate had approved the initiative by 21 votes in favor, 8 against and 3 abstentions.

The text was tabled in Parliament in 2017 on the initiative of former Socialist President Michelle Bachelet, during her second term (2014-2018).

The project was consistently opposed by the most conservative bloc of the ruling Chilean right-wing, but nonetheless obtained a majority of ‘yes’ at every step of the process in an opposition-dominated parliament.

If marriage for all is authorized in some thirty countries in the world, Chile joins in Latin America the Costa Rica, the’Ecuador, the Colombia, Brazil,Uruguay, the’Argentina and 14 of 32 Mexican states.

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The World with AFP

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