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Argentina Celebrates Historic Gay Pride

Argentina Celebrates Historic Gay Pride


Thousands of participants celebrated gay pride Saturday in Argentina, the first country in Latin America to recognize marriage equality with a new law this year.

According to the Associated Press, "More than 500 same-sex couples have been married since President Cristina Fernandez signed the law on July 21, said Esteban Paulo, President of the Argentine Lesbians, Gay, Bi, and Transgender Federation."

Officials said the new law also has increased tourism, helping to draw 100,000 more gay and lesbian tourists to Argentina.

However, participants in Saturday's festivities marched under the theme of "let's go for more," a reference to the continuing fight for a transgender rights bill that would allow individuals to change their gender on birth certificates and identity cards. Some say the senate is more likely to pass the bill, stuck since 2007, following the marriage equality law.

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