How do you say "hooray" in Spanish? Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage on Thursday. The vote took place in the Argentinean senate at 4 a.m. after 14 hours of debate, with 33 senators voting for, 27 against, and three abstaining. The Roman Catholic Church fought the measure tooth and nail, organizing a 60,000 person march on Congress. The legislation will also give gay couples all the same rights enjoyed by straight couples, including adoption and inheritance.