The Beruti register office in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires will never have witnessed a marriage like it. The ceremony will be a tribute to their determination as well as their love for each other, after a bitter three-year campaign which has divided a city, outraged Argentina's powerful Roman Catholic church and overturned the constitution. Freyre and Di Bello's forthcoming nuptials have been debated on television, in churches and on the street. Hostile posters can be found on billboards across the city. But, in Di Bello's words, nothing can now prevent him and his partner becoming "husband and husband". Not surprisingly, the marriage is already being hailed by equality activists as a significant triumph against the odds in a traditionally macho society.
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By Oscar Lopez. But it took eight years and a landmark U. Supreme Court decision in before the country recognized their union. Ever since the election of U. In , Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, and this month, rescinded Obama-era guidelines protecting trans people from healthcare discrimination.
Subscriber Account active since. But some marriages make history — such as the unions that signal a country's acceptance of LGBT rights for the first time. The country is the world's latest to legalize same-sex marriage.