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Gay couples can legally tie the knot in Uruguay from Monday.
It’s official: gay couples can legally tie the knot in Uruguay after the country’s same-sex marriage bill came into effect on Monday.
Within hours of the law coming into force, Rodrigo Borda, 39, and Sergio Miranda, 45, became the first gay couple to register to marry.
Argentina passed a similar bill three years ago.
President Jose Mujica, a former left-wing rebel, signed the same-sex marriage legislation in May, but it took 90 days to come into effect.