Uruguay Moves Towards Marriage Equality

On April 2, 2013, the Uruguayan Senate voted 23 to 8 to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill also raises the minimum age for marriage to 16. The bill will now go back to the lower house, which is set to vote on the Senate's amendments this month. El Telégrafo shares a Storify post [es] with related news and reactions.


  • […] Lawmakers in Congress passed the bill, which defines marriage as “the permanent union between two people of the same or opposite sex,” by a wide margin on April 10, 2013, with 71 of 92 votes in favor. The country’s upper house of the Senate approved the proposal last week. […]

  • […] een grote meerderheid aan. Eenenzeventig van de 92 parlementsleden stemden voor. De Senaat stemde vorige week [en] al in met het […]

  • […] Tamin'ny 10 Aprily 2013, nankatòavin'ireo mpanao lalàna marobe tao amin'ny Kongresy ny lalàna, izay mamaritra ny fanambadiana ho “firaisana maharitra eo amin'ny olon-droa mitovy na tsy mitovy fananahana,” vato 71 amin'ny 92 no nankasitraka izany. Efa nankatoavin'ny Antenimieran-doholona ao amin'ny firenena ihany koa izany volavolan-dalàna izany tamin'ny herinandro lasa. […]

  • […] Les législateurs du Congrès ont adopté le projet de loi, qui définit le mariage comme « l’union permanente entre deux personnes de même sexe ou de sexe opposé », par une large majorité le 10 avril 2013, avec 71 votes sur 92. La Chambre Haute du Sénat a approuvé la proposition la semaine dernière. […]

  • […] Legisladores do Congresso aprovaram, no dia 10 de abril de 2013, o projeto de lei que define o casamento como “a união permanente entre duas pessoas do mesmo sexo ou de sexos opostos,” com uma ampla margem de votos, sendo 71 votos favoráveis dos 92 totais. A casa superior do Senado do país aprovou a proposta na semana passada [en]. […]

  • […] Med 71 stemmer for ud af i alt 92 vedtog medlemmer af Kongressen den 10. april 2013 forslaget, der definerer ægteskab som “en permanent forening af to mennesker af samme eller forskellige køn”. Landets øverste hus i Senatet godkendte forslaget i sidste uge. […]

  • […] 結婚を「同性また異性の二人が永続的に生活をともにすること」と定義する法案は、2013年4月10日に、議会で92票中71票という圧倒的な賛成多数で可決された。国の上院議会は、先週この提案を受け入れた。 […]

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