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First gay marriage in the Argentine army
(Blogmensgo, September 18, 2011) The first gay marriage in the Argentine Army will soon be celebrated between two officers - a captain and a lieutenant colonel - serving in the army, their hierarchy was endorsed by the request that they had formally submitted two months ago. Another request for gay marriage, this time between two non-commissioned officers is also under consideration. The identity and the garrison of candidates for marital happiness were not disclosed, said the militar Tiempo magazine in an article in the September 5, 2011.
If necessary, marriages will be delivered on a strictly secular military ceremonial. The bride and groom are free to take if they want their dress uniform with all decorations obtained before marriage, but their union will not be celebrated by priests. Same-sex marriages have already been celebrated in Argentina, but without the official recognition of the Catholic hierarchy.
Marriage between same sex couples was legalized by the Senate in mid-July 2010. A year later, 2697 gay marriages had been celebrated in Argentina. The first marriage in the police was in February 2011, La Nación reported in an article in the September 7, 2011, but no gay marriage has been solemnized between active military. The two officers asked permission to marry so as not to be separated by a possible mutation, the army committing itself not to separate married couples.
Comment. The great Argentine silent comeback. Until 2007, it prohibited the marriages - heterosexual - between the military without a grade category. And until 2008, women in the military, including ordinary soldiers, were required to obtain permission from their superiors before they were married!
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