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Uruguay delays gay marriage vote until April

The Uruguay Senate (Camara de Senadores) on Wednesday agreed to postpone a vote on a gay marriage bill.amid calls for further analysis of the proposal.

BBC has the report:

The Marriage Equality Law, approved on 11 December by the lower house, was backed by the governing coalition.

But faced with demands for more discussion, senators opted to postpone the vote until after the summer recess.

If passed, the law would make Uruguay the second Latin American nation after Argentina to allow gay marriage.

Gay rights groups criticised the delay and dozens of people demonstrated outside the Congress building in Montevideo.

“Today is not a good day for Uruguayans, for all Uruguayans, because what is at stake is the kind of society we want,” lawyer Michelle Suarez told the Spanish news agency Efe.

Read the full report via BBC