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Bill introduced to allow foreigner gay marriages in Buenos Aires

Mar?a Rachid, a lawmaker in Buenos Aires has introduced a bill in the Legislature that seeks to allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city.

Buenos Aires Herald reports:

City lawmaker Mar?a Rachid introduced a draft bill in the Legislature on Tuesday looking to allow foreign gay couples to marry in Buenos Aires without the need of a local address.

Rachid?s initiative argues that Article 20 in the Argentine Constitution establishes that ?while on Argentine territory, all foreigners are protected by the citizens? civil rights?they can make up their will and get married in accordance to the law.?

Rachid explained that the goal is to ?put what the Constitution says into practice, since we can?t keep foreigners from a constitutional warranty such as marriage, by asking them, as the City?s Civil Registry demands, that at least one of the spouses have a DNI national identity card.?

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