At the Freedom to Marry website, Uruguay Senate Passes Freedom to Marry Legislation
The Uruguayan Senate passed freedom to marry legislation today allowing same-sex couples to marry, making Uruguay nearly certain to be the 15th nation in the world – and the fourth in Latin America – where gay and lesbian couples can share in the freedom to marry. The bill passed today had been modified slightly since passage by the Chamber of Deputies in December, but those changes are expected to be easily approved by the deputies. President José Mujica has said he intends to sign the bill.
Argentina is the only country in Latin America that has legalized gay marriage, with Brazil and Mexico having legislation in process.