McClatchy Newspapers: Uruguay allows gay adoption, in a first for Latin America

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Sep 10, 2009 11:35 AM GMT
    Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida blog had this bit of good news from Latin America:

    Uruguay allows gay adoption, in a first for Latin America

    This is addition to previously achieved legal lesbian and gay inclusion in the military and recognition of same-sex unions.
  • pelotudo87

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    Sep 10, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    That's cool--but Uruguay is alot more educated and more stable economically that most other Latin American Countries--and they did legalize same sex unions in 2002ish i believe...so i mean this is really great, but the country it's from doesn't really surprise me...
  • jrs1

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    Sep 10, 2009 4:39 PM GMT

    This is potentially wonderful news; but with all things, it must be watched closely. Such innovations are wonderful " firsts. " However, firsts need to be adaptive, well-funded, and supported in order to be considered " on-going. " Hence marriage at one point being legal in California ... now ... what happened there? Hm.
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    Sep 11, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    What do you expect from a country called Ur-a-gay?
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    Sep 13, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Yeah. Chile, Argentina ,and Uruguay wouldn't really fit how americans have traditionally viewed Latin America. As they are relatively well developed with high standards of living. Though still predominantly roman catholic like the rest of latin america, they're also more heterogenous. A sizeable amounts of their populations being later European immigrants (aside from the Spanish), especially German, which might have factored into a less rigid stance on homosexuality.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 13, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    freakofnature saidWhat do you expect from a country called Ur-a-gay?


    oh, dear ...