An Argentine gay organization on Tuesday announced a national strategy to convince the country's supreme court to rule in favor of marriage equality.
"On Tuesday or Wednesday of next week we will be filing at least 50 appeals at court in Buenos Aires and in 14 provinces," said Maria Rachid, president of the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals, reports Agence France-Presse.
The effort was prompted by a lower court ruling two weeks ago that blocked what would have been the first same-sex marriage in Latin America. Alejandro Freyre (pictured, left) and Jose Maria Di Bello (pictured, right) began planning their historic wedding following a November 13 court ruling that ordered civil officials in Buenos Aires to allow the pair to marry.
A ceremony had been planned for December 1, World AIDS Day, until the second court halted the ceremony. Judge Martha Gomez Alsina ruled that the planned wedding be suspended until the case could be reviewed by the supreme court.