BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – It has been a big year for gay marriages in Argentina: Since the country became the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriages, a total of 2,697 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot.
That’s according to Argentina’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federation. It says 60 percent of the weddings were between men, and the province with the most such weddings was Buenos Aires.
But gays say not all has been rosy since Argentina’s congress approved the law on July 15, 2010. They say they still have trouble persuading civil authorities to register their children under both names.