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Can Americans Head to Argentina to Get Gay Married?

Sure! It just won’t be legal.

While Argentina’s Senate passed its same-sex marriage law, and it awaits an impending signature from President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the option is available only to citizens and permanent legal residents (a process that takes months), which means at least one person must already have legal status there.

So much for all those marriage tourism dollars?

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By:           Arthur Dunlop
On:           Jul 16, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • MyGayRant
      MyGayRant

      Boo :( Then again, why should we have to fly to the southern hemisphere to formalize the love we share…. we should be able to do it anywhere we want :(

      Jul 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slobone
      slobone

      Gosh guys, just come to Iowa… centrally located, friendly, no residency requirement… You can watch corn being de-tasseled and then get yourself deflowered…

      Jul 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John (CA)
      John (CA)

      Practically all countries that utilize civil law have residency and/or citizenship requirements. And the only common law countries with same-sex marriage are Canada and South Africa. At the moment, these are the two choices available to Americans who want to have a legally valid same-sex marriage abroad. Although Nepal might join them soon. That is, if the Nepalese government can get its act together long enough to pass the gender-neutral marriage legislation mandated by the Supreme Court. There’s quite a bit of political instability in that part of the world.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC
      AxelDC

      Go to Canada. It’s much closer and cheaper. Besides, Montreal is a very sexy city, and will be legal in some states like NY and MD.

      Jul 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brown Gay Al
      Brown Gay Al

      If our 10t amendment does exist we could do it in MA soon at least for immigration purposes

      Jul 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan
      Dan

      Foreign couples might not be able to get married in Argentina – gay or straight – but your marriage will be recognized in Argentina when you visit so it is a great place to honeymoon and to vacation (Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Patagonia are not to be missed).

      Jul 19, 2010 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cloud9
      Cloud9

      where’s Argentina?

      Jul 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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