Latin America Has Its First Gay Wedding

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Two Argentinean gay activists were joined together Monday in what is reported to be Latin America's first same-sex marriage.

NPR reported that Alex Freyre, 39, and Jose Maria Di Bello, 41 had tried to marry in Buenos Aires but were denied by judges there.

The two had to travel to Ushuaia, a town located the southernmost part of the country, to find local officials who would marry them. Wedding same same-sex couple is left to the discretion of local officials in Argentina.

Meanwhile, the Roman Catholic Church has expressed concern over the gay nuptials.

"The decision took me by surprise an I'm concerned," Bishop Juan Carlos, of the southern city of Rio Gallegos, told the Argentine news agency DyN. 

Carlos said Monday's wedding was "an attack against the survival of the human species."

Argentina's Congress has yet to vote on a bill legalizing gay marriage for the whole country.


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