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Chilean president signs civil unions bill

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed a bill into law that will allow gays and lesbians in the South American country to enter into civil unions. “The civil union law is a vindication in the struggle for sexual diversity rights,” said Bachelet during the signing ceremony that took place at the Presidential Palace in

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Chilean court upholds constitutionality of civil unions bill

A Chilean court has upheld the constitutionality of the South American country’s civil unions bill that received final approval earlier this year. The Chilean Constitutional Court on Monday issued its 14-page ruling that upheld the measure. The judges reached their decision on April 2. A group of opposition lawmakers challenged the bill after it received

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Chilean government to end opposition to same-sex marriage

The Chilean government later this week is expected to announce it will not oppose marriage rights for same-sex couples in a lawsuit filed with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Members of President Michelle Bachelet’s administration on Tuesday met with representatives of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation, an LGBT advocacy group, in Santiago,