First Gay Couples to Marry in Uruguay as Law Comes Into Effect Today


Uruguay's marriage equality law comes into effect today, four months after its passage by the nation's Congress, the BBC reports:

About half a dozen couples should apply for dates at civil registry offices in the coming days, activists say. Following Argentina in 2010, Uruguay became the second South American nation to pass same-sex marriage legislation.

Sergio Miranda and Rodrigo Borda (below), the publishers of a gay magazine in Montevideo and partners for 14 years, are expected to be one of the first couples to tie the knot in the country.