|By the numbers: Argentina gay marriage|
|Written by Staff|
|Friday, 23 July 2010 00:00|
Countries in South America that allow gay marriage: Argentina became the first on July 15, 2010.
Hours of debate in the Argentine Senate over whether to approve the same-sex marriage law backed by President Cristina Fernandez.
Estimated attendance at a march against gay marriage organized by the Catholic Church and other religious groups the night before the vote.
Countries in the world that now recognize gay marriage: Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland and Argentina.
Source: Time, BBC
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