BY Christopher Mangum

November 16 2009 3:05 PM ET

Latin America's first gay marriage will be held on World AIDS Day, December 1.

An Argentine couple, who are both HIV-positive, made the announcement Monday after they were given the date by the Buenos Aires registry office.

"We will become husband and husband," said Alejandro Freyre, 39, and Jose Maria Di Bello, 41, reports Agence-France Presse.

An Argentine judge on Friday approved plans for the couple to marry. This will be the first same-sex marriage Latin America, the world's biggest Catholic region.

The wedding will be held in the same registry office that turned the couple away in April because they are both men. Now they will have the same rights as a heterosexual couple.

Read the full story here, and watch a video about the couple in Spanish:

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