The Impact of Law on LGBT in Argentina

“Argentina OKs Gay Marriage in Historic Vote” is a news report by the AssociatePress that Argentina has become the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. The Senate approved the new law early Thursday after more than 16 hours of debate on July 15, 2010.

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“Argentina hosts first gay marriage in Latin America” is a news report from AFP that two men from Argentina have become the first homosexuals to legal marry in heavily Roman Catholic Latin America, after the governor of southernmost Tierra del Fuego province let them wed Duration.


Argentina’s Senateapproved law early authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America, and the tenth in the world to allow gay couples to wedon July 15, 2010.
And this new law will give gay people the same marital rights as heterosexuals, including adoption and inheritance rights, and reflects the broadening legal recognition of same-sex relationship across Latin America. (Barrionuevo, 2010)
In addition, the Argentina’s new-gender identity bill is legalized on May, 2012, which allows people in Argentina to change their gender on their identification card without seeking medical approval, or surgery, or any other legal hurdle.

The LGBT rights in Argentina are quite comprehensive but basic rights are still remained illegal:

Same-sex sexual activity legal
Legal since 1887, both 15 for homosexuals
and heterosexuals (Laws-Argentina, 2012)
Gender identity/expression
Right to change legal gender since 2012
(Buenos Aires Herald, 2012)
Military service
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections
Sexual orientation protections in Buenos
Aires and Rosario
Recognition of relationships
Same-sex marriage since 2010
Full adoption rights sine 2010
Anti-discrimination laws in employment
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of
goods and services
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas
(Eg. Indirect discrimination, hate speech)