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LGBTI Rights in Chile


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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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Chile makes history with election of first-ever trans person to its legislature

Chile has made history by electing the first-ever transgender official to its legislature during the 2021 parliamentary elections. Emilia Schneider, a transgender woman and activist, received 26,000 votes on 21 November. She…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2021

Chile’s lower house approves same-sex marriage, bill sent back to Senate

Chile's lower house approved on Tuesday a bill that would permit same-sex marriage in the South American country of 19 million, sending the measure back to the Senate where it appears to…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2021

Thousands march in Chilean capital’s pride parade

Police in Santiago told Reuters the parade was "massive," but did not give participation figures. The LGBT community wants Chile to approve equal marriage or the adoption of children by same-sex couples.…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Latin America LGBTQI+ Panel at San Sebastian: Trends, Hurdles

Taking place inside a cool, concrete extension of the San Telmo Museum, a dedicated Basque cultural hub, the challenges facing LGBTQI+ cinema in Latin America was the subject of an industry panel…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2021

Chile senators approve gay marriage bill; one step left

Senators in Chile passed a long-awaited bill Wednesday authorizing same-sex marriage, in what LGBT campaigners hope will be the penultimate step to its final approval. Chile, which legalized same-sex civil unions in…

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