Down South

Latin America's First Gay Marriage

Two men were granted a marriage license for what will probably be the first gay marriage in Latin America. “On December 1st we will become man and man,” said José María Di Bello, an executive with the Argentine Red Cross. He and his partner, Alex Freyre, the executive director of the Buenos Aires AIDS Foundation, sued after being denied a marriage license in April. A judge ruled a ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitution, and the mayor Buenos Aires said the city would not appeal: “We have to live with and accept this reality: the world is moving in this direction.”