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Argentine couple travel to Tierra del Fuego for Latin America's 1st gay marriage
Google ^ | December 29, 2009 | Almudena Calatrava

Posted on 12/29/2009 1:14:17 PM PST by NYer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — They had to travel to the ends of the Earth to do it, but two Argentine men succeeded in becoming Latin America's first same-sex married couple.

After their first attempt to wed earlier this month in Buenos Aires was thwarted, gay rights activists Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre took their civil ceremony to the capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, where sympathetic governor backed their bid to make Latin American history.

The couple exchanged rings Monday in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, closer to Antarctica than Buenos Aires. The informal ceremony was witnessed by state and federal officials.

"My knees didn't stop shaking," said Di Bello. "We are the first gay couple in Latin America to marry."

Di Bello, 41, an executive at the Argentine Red Cross, met Freyre, 39, executive director of the Buenos Aires AIDS Foundation, at an HIV awareness conference. Both are HIV-positive.

At the indoor civil ceremony, the grooms wore sport coats without ties, and had large red ribbons draped around their necks in solidarity with other people living with HIV.

Argentina's Constitution is silent on whether marriage must be between a man and a woman, effectively leaving the matter to provincial and city officials. The men tried to get married in Argentina's capital but city officials, who had earlier said the ceremony could proceed, refused to wed them citing conflicting judicial rulings.

Di Bello said Ushuaia initially declined to authorize the marriage, but went ahead after the couple received backing from Tierra del Fuego province.

Gov. Fabiana Rios said in a statement that gay marriage "is an important advance in human rights and social inclusion and we are very happy that this has happened in our state."

An official representing the federal government's antidiscrimination agency, Claudio Morgado, attended the wedding and called the occasion "historic."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: aids; argentina; culturewar; downourthroats; homosexual; homosexualagenda; inourfaces; letspretend; marriage; samesexmarriage; southamerica

1 posted on 12/29/2009 1:14:18 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; markomalley; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; ...
Many in Argentina and throughout Latin America remain opposed to gay marriage, particularly the Roman Catholic Church.

Catholic Ping
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2 posted on 12/29/2009 1:15:23 PM PST by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
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To: wagglebee
Keywords: "gay rights activists"

At the indoor civil ceremony, the grooms wore sport coats without ties, and had large red ribbons draped around their necks in solidarity with other people living with HIV.

There is a photo at the link ... I chose not to post it.

3 posted on 12/29/2009 1:17:41 PM PST by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

You may now kiss the bride, er, groom, er, er, ah ,ah, well, somebody please kiss somebody.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 1:17:51 PM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: NYer

Those mean old Republicans won’t let them marry. < /sarc >

Oh wait, there are thousands of years of universally held customs and beliefs that are being challenge by a small activist cult.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 1:18:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: NYer

Quesadilla queers.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 1:20:34 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: NYer

Yeah, whatever. “Gay” “marriage” isn’t even news any more.

And Fox News absolutley, positively DID NOT need to show video of the “two grooms” KISSING during Fox and Friends this morning. That was completely uncalled for!

Not to mention very very oogie...


7 posted on 12/29/2009 1:22:34 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh, but those universally held customs and beliefs are small-minded, bigoted remants of the rule of the white man. Don’t you know?!?!
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8 posted on 12/29/2009 1:23:30 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: NYer

What?

Tha Catholic Church is OPPOSED to “gay” “marriage”?

I did not know that!

;-)


9 posted on 12/29/2009 1:23:40 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clemenza

Never knew Tierra del Fuego was infested with moonbats.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 1:24:49 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: NYer

Which one wore the dress?


11 posted on 12/29/2009 1:26:32 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: NYer

Oh,Pancho! Oh,Cisco!

12 posted on 12/29/2009 1:55:11 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: NYer

Nobody pushed ‘em off the end of the continent. Pity...

Colonel, USAFR


13 posted on 12/29/2009 2:13:40 PM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: NYer

“I chose not to post it.”

Good thing you didn’t. I saw those two “gay caballeros” on TV news...PUKE!!!


14 posted on 12/29/2009 2:28:07 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Cacique
Actually, Buenos Aires has become a very popular stop on the gay tourism circuit. Lots of wealthy gays from Europe and the US have been buying houses/apartments in BA.

I don't think Tierra Del Fuego is infested with "mariposas," however. These Gay Blades are doing it for the novelty.

15 posted on 12/29/2009 4:40:20 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Peron is spinning in his grave...


16 posted on 12/29/2009 4:51:20 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Clemenza; fieldmarshaldj

Unless things changed since I left, Tierra Del Fuego is a territory and it’s governor is appointed by the president rather than elected. Ushuaia is also the only city that still has a daily Welsh language newspaper. It is the main springboard for Antarctica and a Naval Base for the Armada..


17 posted on 12/29/2009 4:57:20 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I wonder if Barney Frank “winters” there?


18 posted on 12/29/2009 6:05:59 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’d think High Anus Port would be his favorite getaway destination.


19 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Well, High Anus Port is on the way to P-Town...


20 posted on 12/29/2009 6:27:17 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

A road he has trod many a-time.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:39:57 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No doubt about it. The GF talked me into staying there once, about 9 years ago (Labor Day). Some of the harmonica players and clam diggers were actually hissing at us as we walked around. I heard the term “breader” a few times too.

The first and last time I ever went there - it's a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. Barney fits in perfectly.

22 posted on 12/29/2009 6:45:34 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I last went there in ‘94. I had the most horrid clam chowder ever there. I think the waiter came in my soup.


23 posted on 12/29/2009 6:49:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

OH GOD NO!!! YUCK!!! Legal Seafood has great chowder.

I used almost a whole can of Lysol when we stayed there. I sprayed down EVERYTHING in the hotel room!!!


24 posted on 12/29/2009 7:01:59 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ew,that’s gross! I’m glad I’m not eating right now.*vomit*


25 posted on 01/09/2010 10:48:17 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN; GOPsterinMA

Hey, if they had filmed me eating it, it would’ve been Bukkake.


26 posted on 01/09/2010 4:54:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

FM - yuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 01/09/2010 4:56:21 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Yes, I’m sure they all had a good laugh at my expense. Feed the Young Republican not a nice bowl of Clam Chowder but instead a piping hot bowl of Cream of Sumyunguy.


28 posted on 01/09/2010 5:36:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

triple yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkk..........


29 posted on 01/09/2010 5:38:27 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Bukkake? I don’t know what that is.


30 posted on 01/10/2010 12:51:20 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I really don’t think you want to know.


31 posted on 01/10/2010 2:23:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Probably not,since I have a weak stomach.


32 posted on 01/11/2010 2:15:51 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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