FINALLY SEEING SOME PROGRESS...
"As a couple, we dreamed of marrying for a long time," said Freyre.
Although a court decided that a ban on same-sex marriage was illegal, it is up to the local and state governments to decide for themselves. And that is why the pair married on the very Southern tip of Argentina - a very liberal governor welcomed the union.
Argentina's National Institute Against Xenophobia and Racism (INADI) helped find the friendly location where the couple could marry.
"This is the purpose of INADI, to safeguard the rights of citizens who do not fully enjoy these rights," said the institute's president, Claudio Morgado.
Latin America tends to strongly identify with the Catholic Church, yet has been paying more attention to gay rights. Uruguay just legalized same-sex adoption, Mexico City has legalized same-sex marriage and Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador are addressing same-sex civil unions.
"The law should treat each person with equal respect in relation to each person's singularities without the need to understand or regulate them," said Judge Gabriela Seijas in her ruling to lift the ban on gay marriage in Buenos Aires.
It's about time! I can't stop staring at the two Latin hunks above.