The Senate voted 33 to 27 in favor of the bill, which the lower house had approved in May with strong backing from President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The vote -- which also made Argentina the second country in the Americas, after Canada, to approve marriage for gay men and lesbians -- prompted thousands of supporters to whoop in the streets and shout, "We made history!"
One day, hopefully in the not-to-distant future, we will all look back upon this nation's treatment of gay members of our society as being shameful and disgusting. We will say "WTF were we thinking?
People are just people. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, what really matters is not who a person is attracted to, but the content of a person's character.