Gay couples granted right to partners’ pensions....in ARGENTINA

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    Aug 19, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    In a nationwide measure, Argentina has granted gay couples the right to collect the pensions of their dead partners.

    http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
    This is interesting because from whatI'm told Argentina, especially around Buenos Aires, is very progressive.

    And I've been thinking: maybe culturally it's always been like that. I mean Argentina has been one of the most developed latin american countries. It's population is descended from spanish, italian, german, english, irish, and welsh immigrants, some of whom I guess weren't as much a part of typical spanish/latino "machismo" as people in other latin americans countries. Another very europeanized country, Uruguay, is very gay-friendly as well. I read somewhere that men used to do the tango together!!

    So yeah it seems like Argentina is just culturally more liberal with the gays
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:34 AM GMT
    Sorry about my ignorance, but the USA does not have this as yet? You cannot get your spouse's social security if he dies?
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    Aug 20, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle said
    SurrealLife saidSorry about my ignorance, but the USA does not have this as yet? You cannot get your spouse's social security if he dies?


    Only way Americans have been doing this is by partners adopting one another. It's sounds silly to adopt an adult but that's how people can legally work around it at this time.


    I guess you don't have common-law rights then. In Canada common-law same sex spouses won this right several years ago. After all we pay into the Canada Pension Plan through payroll deduction (over 2,000 per year now) so it is only fair the spouse can get survivor benefits.