Clarifying Argentina's same-sex marriage law for tourists (SDGLN)
Six months have passed since the Argentina Federal Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Act was signed into law on July 22, 2010.
Though a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Argentina is now at the vanguard of gay rights in South America and is one of only a handful of countries globally that allow gay couples to wed. Although statistics are not available, estimates are that more than 1,000 same-sex couples have taken advantage of the new law and tied the knot in Argentina last year.
However, there is some confusion and uncertainty as to whether LGBT tourists from other countries may also visit Argentina for their wedding and honeymoon. But there is no ambiguity when it comes to declaring Argentina as the most gay-friendly and gay-welcoming country in South America after taking this bold step forward towards equality for its gay and lesbian citizens.
Within the text of the new law, it states that same-sex “residents” of Argentina may marry. This is where the double meaning of the new law has caused some misunderstandings.
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