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July 22: Today in LGBT History

First Latin American Country Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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In 2010, a new law in Argentina is published in the ‘Official Gazette” after be signed by President Cristina Fernandes de Kirchner the day before. Argentina was the first country in Latin America, the second in the Americas, and the second in the Southern Hemisphere to allow same-sex marriage nationwide. It was the tenth country worldwide to allow same-sex marriage.

Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) Introduced in Congress


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In 2011, A bill to repeal DADT is introduced in Congress. When passed, it overturns the 1993 law prohibiting gay, lesbian, and bisexual people from serving openly in the United States Military.


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