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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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  • 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 :(

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brown Gay Al

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

  • 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).

  • Cloud9

    where’s Argentina?

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