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Dec 18, 2007 Quickie Link: Uruguay Recognizes Gay Unions After 5 Years of Cohabitation
By vanrozenheim

(Uruguay) - Uruguay's Congress legalized civil unions for Gay couples on Tuesday in the first nationwide law of its kind in Latin America. Under the new law, Gay and straight couples will be eligible to form civil unions after living together for five years. They will have rights similar to those granted to married couples on such matters as inheritance, pensions and child custody. Uruguay's Senate passed the bill unanimously after the lower house approved it last month, a congressional spokesman said. The country's center-left president is expected to sign it into law.

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