Argentina is the first country in Latin America to give a green light to same-sex marriage nationwide. Same-sex couples will have the same rights as heterosexuals in terms of adoptions, social security and family time. It follows the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Iceland.- AFP
Thanks to progressive forces at work, Argentina is now the first Latin American country to allow same-sex couples to get married after a landmark senate vote.
We can now say that there are going to be gay families and heterosexual families.
For the time being this inclusiveness is relegated to a few islands of progress in the world, chiefly in Europe and in the south of the Equator. No, not fair. In a few states out of the continental fifty something in the U.S. of A., that is also possible.
It is a pity, really, that in the most advanced of democracies (apparently!), the one north of the Rio Grande, things are limping along. How to get rid of those crutches? Glenn Greenwald puts it adequately here
Ah, we are not to forget that in this one, continentally big, where Order and Progress is the motto, things are just as slow. That, we have learnt, is because religious fundamentalist energies have, so to speak, hijacked our beloved and very own airwaves with their mixture of fire and brimstone plus whatever-their-ideologies-say will happen to those who do not conform.
Conformity? That is the subject, or the object, of another post.