BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 16, 2002 ( – Buenos Aires has become the first city in Latin America to give legal recognition to homosexual unions.  The legislation passed Friday gives homosexual couples health insurance and pension rights properly reserved to married spouses.

The Catholic Church condemned the move, however, homosexual activists complained that the legislation did not allow for adoption of children.  See the AP coverage from the Guardian:,1280,-2243020,00.html


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