Uruguay's legislature voted to allow same-sex marriages nationwide, making it only the second Latin American country to do so.
Supporters of gay marriage stand outside the Legislative Palace in Montevideo on April 10, 2013. Uruguay's legislature voted Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages nationwide, making it only the second Latin American country to do so
The vote, with 71 of the 92 members of the lower house backing the measure, was welcomed with cries of "freedom, freedom" and "equality" from members of the public who burst into applause.
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