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Gay Couples Begin Marrying in Uruguay: VIDEO

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After a 90-day waiting period, the first gay couples were able to marry in Uruguay yesterday, Blabbeando reports:

Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Miranda, the first couple to apply for marriage in Montevideo on the 6th, hoped theirs would be the first marriage as the law went into effect yesterday and invited media to wait for them outside the private civil court ceremony at 11:30am.

International news agencies called them the first and AFP posted a video of the happy couple after the civil ceremony in which Miranda states “While in Russia they incite violence and hunt us down and kill us like the Nazi regime, in Uruguay we can get married, we can celebrate love. So I’m very happy to live in a country like Uruguay and not like Russia. That’s all I have to say.”

Uruguayan press, though, report that Rubén López and Mario Bonilla, together for 21 years, were married earlier yesterday morning in the city of Mercedes.

Watch video of the wedding, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Better to marry in a country you can't spell.

    Posted by: JC | Aug 24, 2013 9:01:19 PM


  2. Bravo Uruguay!!! Now we can get Paraguay to treat its citizens the same way?

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 24, 2013 9:21:05 PM


  3. Bravo Uruguay!!! Now we can get Paraguay to treat its citizens the same way?

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 24, 2013 9:21:05 PM


  4. I think it was very sweet that he used the moment and the press coverage to defend LGBT people in Russia.

    I hope they are very, very happy together.

    Posted by: PookiePoo | Aug 24, 2013 9:23:26 PM


  5. How sweet. So happy for them. Little confused about the third younger man - is he their son? Congratulations! And yes, thank you for speaking up about the atrocities taking place in Russia. Boycott everything Russian.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 24, 2013 10:27:40 PM


  6. As the writer of the original post:

    There is some confusion about these first weddings. The couple featured in the photo and the clip are the first ones who made it to civil court on Thursday when the marriage equality law went into effect - but they were not the ones who made the comments about Russia.

    The couple who made the comments about Russia were married in a different city - Montevideo - and are mentioned here but not pictured here.

    Posted by: Andres Duque | Aug 24, 2013 11:38:37 PM


  7. Also, yes. The third younger man is Camilo who the couple adopted 17 years ago. The couple says that the best thing about the marriage license is being able to register Camilo as their son after years of not being able to be legally listed as his parents and show their love for him by officially giving him their last names.

    Posted by: Andres Duque | Aug 25, 2013 12:42:36 AM


  8. There was actually an earlier wedding a couple of weeks ago. In that case, the waiting period was waived because one of the partners was very ill and they feared he'd not make it long enough, unfortunately.

    Posted by: Rose | Aug 25, 2013 6:23:26 AM


  9. hey Merikkka - WTF is wrong with you..? You're letting Other country beat you out on being Truly for "Liberty & Justice for All"??

    Posted by: disgusted American | Aug 25, 2013 8:57:27 AM


  10. hey Merikkka - WTF is wrong with you..? You're letting Other country beat you out on being Truly for "Liberty & Justice for All"??

    Posted by: disgusted American | Aug 25, 2013 8:57:27 AM


  11. Great!

    Posted by: Reality | Aug 25, 2013 9:39:25 AM


  12. Congratulations. Uruguay is a forward thinking country and it's really nice to see the progress homosexuals are making in South America. It would put some American states to shame.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 25, 2013 9:50:03 AM


  13. Viva Uruguay! Felicidades a todas las parejas del mismo sexo que ya pueden casar. Es un dia muy feliz y nos debemos sentir avergonzados aqui en EEUU que todavia la igualdad matrimonial no se realiza en los 50 estados.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 25, 2013 12:17:34 PM


  14. Congratulations! Love conquers all!

    Posted by: Jim | Aug 26, 2013 10:38:22 AM


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