May 5th, 2010
07:40 AM ET

Argentina's lower house approves same-sex marriage

Argentina's lower house of Congress approved a law early Wednesday that allows same-sex marriage, the government-run news agency reported.

The Chamber of Deputies passed the bill 126-109 with five abstentions, the Telam news agency said. The vote occurred at 2:45 a.m. after 12 hours of debate, Telam said.

The Argentinean Senate will have to pass the measure before it can become law. It's not clear when that vote will take place.

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