Chilean president should be bill to legalize same-sex marriage

Chilean president should be bill to legalize same-sex marriage

The Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has Monday a bill submitted to congress to the same-sex marriage in the South American country to legalize it.

Bachelet comes with a promise from september 2016. When she promised, during a panel discussion at the United Nations with a bill for gay marriage to legalize it they will come. The law should homokoppels, make it possible to marry and to adopt children.

Gay couples can currently have a registered partnership in the country. “It is not ethically justifiable and fair to have artificial limits put on the love, or to people of essential rights, to deny on the basis of the gender of people in a relationship,” said Bachelet. The president hopes the law for the termination of her ambstermijn the beginning of next year and will enter into force.

Whether that will succeed is the question. The coalition has a majority in the Chilean congress, but several members have predominantly conservative views.

Chile is seen as one of the most conservative countries in Latin America. The same-sex marriage, in spite of the powerful influence of the catholic church in the region over the last few years already been legalized in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Mexico.


The same-sex marriage would the latest in a series of liberal reforms in Chile. The Constitutional Court in the country gave last week the green light for a new abortuswet of Bachelet, that abortion allows as the life of the mother is in danger, in the case of rape or if the child is not viable.

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