July 16, 2010 10 Comments
In a setback for traditional marriage advocates, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., struck down a challenge to the district’s same-sex marriage law. On the same day, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage.
Yesterday, the court in D.C. ruled 5-4 against opponents of the 2009 law, which legalized same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C. Opponents had wanted to repeal the law, which took effect in March, by placing an initiative on the ballot asking city voters to define marriage as between one man and one woman. City officials opposed the attempted ballot measure, saying a district human rights law bars initiatives that would authorize discrimination.
Also on Thursday, Argentina’s senate approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Read more of this post