Chile’s Congress votes to legalize same-sex marriage

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower home of Congress, passed the expense with 82 votes in favor, 20 versus, and 2 abstentions. The expense had actually currently been authorized by Chile’s Senate.

The movement was very first provided in 2017 by socialist president Michelle Bachelet, however stalled in Congress till existing President Sebastian Piñera voiced his assistance.

Piñera — a conservative, conservative political leader — stated previously this year that he supported marital relationship equality. He is anticipated to now sign the expense into law.

“I think the time has come for equal marriage in our country,” Piñera stated in June, “In this way, all people without distinguishing by sexual orientation, will be able to live love and form a family with all the protection and dignity that they need and deserve.”

Polar opposite candidates head to run-off vote in Chile

Pinera’s term as president is unwinding, with a run-off vote in between prospects José Antonio Kast and Gabriel Boric arranged for later on this month.

Chile has actually lawfully acknowledged same-sex civil unions given that 2015. Legislating same-sex marital relationship would supply equivalent rights to same-sex couples, such as the right to embrace kids.

Throughout Latin America, same-sex marital relationships are allowed Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay and parts of Mexico.

Previous reporting by CNN’s Michelle Velez in Atlanta and Stefano Pozzebon in Bogota.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.