Senator Fulvio Rossi, the head of Chile's Socialist Party, says he'll introduce marriage equality legislation following last month's success with such a measure in Argentina, Reuters reports:
"'This is a project that I will present … and I am also calling on the Church to be more welcoming, and I say that as part of the Church,' the senator said, responding to remarks from Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz who described the same-sex weddings in Argentina as 'an aberration.'
A gay couple from Chile was among the first to marry in Argentina, in the wine-making Mendoza region, when the country become the first in Latin America to allow same-sex nuptials.
Sebastian Pinera, Chile's first conservative president in two decades, has vowed to give more rights to same-sex couples, but opposes gay marriage."
Reuters also suggests that the proposal may meet considerable resistance in Chile's Congress.