Already posts a preliminary approval in the Lower HouseTuesday, June 1, 2010
Gay marriage debate opens new chapter in Senate Committee
The Senate debated a bill for a law that would legalize gay marriage. The bill is looking to modify the National Civil Code and change the definition of marriage from being between a man and a woman to being between two "contractors."
The debate will continue on Thursday morning, and will then be passed along to public audiences from provinces such as Salta, Tucumán, San Juan, Mendoza, Catamarca, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Córdoba and Chaco.
Support was shown by organizations defending gay rights, such as the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual Argentine Federationand the Argentine Homosexual Community.
LGBT Federation head María Rachid was present, along with the organization's Secretary General, Esteban Paulón. The head of the Community Centre for Gay and Bisexual Women, Claudia Castrosin Verdú, was also in attendance.
The committee only to analyzed two bills at this time, and the main one was approved by the Lower House early on Wednesday, May 5.
The bill authorizes homosexual marriage, altering several articles from the Civil Code.
It holds the support of the biggest caucuses' heads in the Upper House, Victory Front's Miguel Angel Pichetto and Radical Gerardo Morales.