Latin America

Uruguay's Lower House Approves Legalization of Gay Marriage

Bill headed to the Senate

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MONTEVIDEO (Uruguay)—Lawmakers in taboo-breaking Uruguay voted to legalize gay marriage late Tuesday night, approving a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals.

The proposal now goes to the Senate, where the ruling coalition has enough votes for passage. President Jose Mujica plans to sign it into law early next year.