Chile’s Congress Votes to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It is a fact that several countries in Latin America allow same-sex marriages at present such as Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Costa Rica, certain parts of Mexico, and Chile.

The Congress of Chile cast its vote a couple of months earlier for sanctioning a bill that legalized same-sex marriage and helped it to become a law. The bill was passed by the lower house of Congress known as the Chamber of Deputies with as many as 80 votes in favor, 2 abstentions, and 20 against. Chile’s Senate had already endorsed this bill. 

It was Michelle Bachelet, the socialist President, who first presented the motion in the year 2017. However, it had been stalled in Congress until Sebastian Piñera, the present President, extended his support.

Being a conservative, right-wing politician, Piñera announced some time earlier that he had full support for marriage equality. Now, we can expect him to sign the bill so that it becomes a law. According to the President, he is of the notion that it is the right time for equal marriage in Chile. This will help the people to form a family and lead an adorable lifestyle without discriminating by sexual orientation while enjoying the respect as well as protection rightly deserved by them. 

Here, we like to mention that soon Piñera has to step down from the post of President since his term is coming to an end. 

The news is that with the legalization of same-sex marriage, it will be possible for sex-sex couples to enjoy equal rights, for example, the right to adopt kids.