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Gay adoption now legal in Uruguay

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  1. Robert, ex-pat Brit 10 Sep 2009, 2:06pm

    Well done, Uruguay. To think, even straights can form a civil union. What does that say about the UK? Not much. Uruguay will probably beat us to same-sex marriage I wouldn’t mind betting, if Denmark doesn’t do it before them.

  2. Pumpkin Pie 10 Sep 2009, 2:48pm

    Damn. Almost makes me want to move to Uruguay! What a country! Nice to see some real progress being made in South America. I’m originally from Peru, which I’m pretty sure is quite a way behind Uruguay on equal rights.

  3. I love Uruguy, such a nice and friendly country. If you are planning a trip to the south, choose Uruguay. Plus is safe.


    This leads the way for South America. Uruguay’s international reputation will have greatly improved because of this. Excellent decision!

  5. Robert Espagnolo Anderson 11 Sep 2009, 1:51am

    Really, today I feel so proud of my country and our government that I am kind of speechless by such an event. I hope America Latina keeps growing and improving in this field. Big hug to all of you!!!

  6. Even a South American country can be ahead of stupid AFRAID OF GAY ADOPTIONS (Florida epecially) Americans!!!! Way to go Uruguay!!!!

    I Remember an episode of the simpsons when Homer Simpson (from the Australia relations episode) “look at this country you-are-gay”!!!!

  7. Uruguay Status


    Homosexuality legalized – DONE (in 1934)
    Hate crime and anti-discrimination legislation – DONE (in 2002)
    Civil unions – DONE (in 2007)
    Repeal the ban on gays in the military – DONE (in 2009)
    Full joint Adoption – DONE (in 2009)


    Marriage – Pending in Senate

  8. UK does have full joint adoption for same-sex couples since 2004!!!!

    Uruguay and the UK are NEARLY on the same level. They both still ban marriage for same-gender couples.

    Uruguay do not have “IVF parentage” – which the UK does since 2009!!!!!!

    So the UK is still SLIGHTLY ahead of Uruguay!!!!

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