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LGBTI Rights in Chile


ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Gay man plays leading role in drafting Chile’s new constitution

Gaspar Domínguez, the vice president of Chile’s Constitutional Convention that will rewrite the country’s constitution, is a 33-year-old openly gay man. Domínguez last week spoke with the Washington Blade about the historic…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Inter-American court rules in favor of lesbian religion teacher in Chile

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday ruled Chile is responsible for the discriminatory treatment of a teacher who was removed from her position in 2007 because she is a lesbian.…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Chile’s former human rights secretary discusses marriage equality law

A former member of the Chilean government said former President Sebastián Piñera was pivotal to the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples in the country. Then-Deputy Human Rights Secretary Lorena Recabarren…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Chile’s first gay couple gets married as equality law finally comes into effect: ‘Long live Chile!’

Holding their two boys in their arms, Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar exchanged vows before sharing a kiss in the Civil Registry of Providencia of Santiago, Chile’s capital city, in a historic…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Tourism to jobs: How Chile’s same-sex marriage law could lift the economy

LONDON/SAO PAULO, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At his LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in Chile's capital, Will Martin is hoping the country's decision this month to legalise same-sex marriage will draw in…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

LGBTQ rights supporter elected Chile’s next president

Chilean Congressman Gabriel Boric on Sunday won the second round of the country’s presidential election. Boric, who previously led a student protest movement, defeated José Antonio Kast, a far-right former congressman, by…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2021

Factbox: Chile’s presidential candidates on mining, pensions and LGBT rights

SANTIAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Chile will go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday, a stark choice between leftist former student protest leader Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative Jose…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

Chile’s Pinera signs historic same-sex marriage bill into law

SANTIAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Chile's center-right President Sebastián Piñera signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Thursday, days after it was approved by Congress in a historic vote. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“As Chile legalises same-sex marriage, where in Europe is making the most progress on LGBT rights? “

Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in favour and the Chamber of…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2021

‘Love is love:’ Chile legalizes same-sex marriage in historic vote

Chile's Congress passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage on Tuesday, in a milestone for the conservative South American nation after a decade-long legal battle and with the country delicately poised ahead…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2021

Chile lawmakers set to approve same-sex marriage bill

Santiago (AFP) – Chile's parliament is set to approve a long-awaited bill to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, joining just a handful of countries in majority Catholic Latin America with similar laws. The bill will…

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