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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 01:46 PM

Chile same-sex marriage: Pinera vows to push bill in surprising move

Source: BBC

Chile same-sex marriage: Piñera vows to push bill in surprising move

2 June 2021

Chile's president has vowed to push a same-sex marriage bill that is stalled in Congress, a surprising move that stunned his conservative allies.

"I think the time for equal marriage has come," said Sebastián Piñera, whose popularity has plummeted after street protests and a worsening economy.

The country's LGBT community has long pushed for the legislation in the historically Catholic country.

But one of the president's allies labelled the decision as a "betrayal".

The country approved civil unions between same-sex couples in 2015, allowing them to register for a Civil Union Agreement (AUC) that gives some legal benefits.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57328188

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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 08:39 AM

2. All of Latin America has been good lately. n/t

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