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Argentine Congress poised for historic, contentious abortion vote

World / Politics Jun 14, 2018

Argentine Congress poised for historic, contentious abortion vote

Lawmakers in traditionally conservative Argentina began a key session Wednesday ahead of a divisive vote on a bill to legalize abortion. The debate has divided Argentinian society. Though it became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010, it remains strongly influenced ...

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

World / Politics Apr 2, 2018

A divided Costa Rica votes in runoff fought over gay rights

Voters in Costa Rica were deciding in an Easter Sunday runoff whether to elect conservative Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz their next president, a result that could mark a sharp turn from the current government's embrace of gay rights. Best known for religious dance songs ...

Australians start registering for same-sex weddings

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Dec 9, 2017

Australians start registering for same-sex weddings

Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot on Saturday as Australia's new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalized gay unions. The historic bill finally legalizing same-sex marriage came into ...