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Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage
Uruguayan lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.  

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People celebrate outside the Parliament after lawmakers passed the "marriage equality project" in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Their vote makes Uruguay the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals. In all, 11 other nations around the world have already taken this step. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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People celebrate in parliament after lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, April 10, 2013. President Jose Mujica's ruling Broad Front majority is expected to put the law into effect within 10 days. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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People attending a session of parliament stand up to celebrate after lawmakers voted to legalize same sex marriage in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The law was backed by 71 of the senators in the 92-seat legislature in Wednesday's vote. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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People celebrate outside the Parliament after lawmakers passed the "marriage equality project" in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Their vote makes Uruguay the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals. In all, 11 other nations around the world have already taken this step. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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People celebrate after lawmakers voted to legalize same sex marriage inside Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Supporters of the law, who had filled the public seats in the Senate, erupted in celebration when the results were announced. The bill received the backing of 71 members of the 92-seat chamber. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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A same sex marriage activist dressed as a bride, right, jokes with congressional guards outside Parliament where lawmakers are expected to vote on a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Their vote would make Uruguay the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals. In all, 11 other nations around the world have already taken this step. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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A same sex marriage activist holds up a multi-colored fan outside Parliament where lawmakers are expected to vote on a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Their vote would make Uruguay the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals. In all, 11 other nations around the world have already taken this step. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage

Uruguayan lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so.  

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