This makes Argentina the tenth country in the world to grant equal marriage rights, the second in the Americas after Canada and the first ever in Latin America and the Caribbean. Argentina adds its name to the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and recently Portugal and Iceland.
Gloria Careaga, co-secretary general of ILGA:
This triumph is the result of a long struggle as well as the social changes pushed by the LGBTI community. This conquest not only protects the rights of same-sex couples but it also shakes the whole social structure. Latin America and the whole world welcome this historic achievement with pride.
Renato Sabbadini, co-secretary general of ILGA:
Today, there is definitely more freedom and equality in the world thanks to Argentina: an example for the many countries in Southern and Northern hemispheres which still consider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people as second-class citizens.
ILGA members in Argentina:
- Accion Politica Lesbica Gay Trans Bisexual
- Area de Estudios Queer
- Asociacion de lucha por la Identidad Travesti Transexual
- Asociacion Travestis Transexuales Transgeneros Argentinas
- Buenos Aires Leather Club
- Centro Cristiano de la Comunidad GLTTB Asociacion Civil
- Comunidad Homosexual Argentina
- Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans
- Grupo de mujeres de la Argentina Foro de VIH mujeres y familia
- Grupo de Sida por la Vida
- Iglesia de la Comunidad Metropolitana de Buenos Aires
- Movimiento Antidiscriminatorio de Liberación
- Nexo Asociacion Civil (Grupo Nexo)
- Puerta Abierta
- Sociedad de Integración Gay-Lesbica Argentina – SIGLA
For more information, contact ILGA at 0032 2 502 24 71, email@example.com or Gabriel Oviedo in Argentina at firstname.lastname@example.org
ILGA is a network of over 600 groups from 111 countries fighting since 1978 for equal human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people. The work of ILGA is supported by the Dutch organizations HIVOS and NOVIB, by IBM, by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and by the ARCUS Foundation