The "marriage equality project"was already approved by ample majorities in both houses, but senators had made some changes requiring a final vote by the deputies. Among them: gay and lesbian foreigners will now be allowed to come to Uruguay to marry, just as heterosexual couples can.
President Jose Mujica’s ruling Broad Front majority, which backed the law, is expected to put it into effect within 10 days.
Uruguay would become the 12th country to mandate nationwide equal marriage. Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Sweden already mandate marriage equality.
Brazil, Mexico and the United States allow equal marriage in certain states.
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