Gay couples observe the Senate's discussion of a law project on egalitarian marriage in Montevideo on April 2, 2013. The law would allow marriages of people of the same sex. (Miguel Rojo/AFP/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Senate voted on Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage in a move that will "guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination," according to Human Rights Watch. The vote was 23 to 8.
Proposition 8 -- the phrase has been buzzing around news sites and LGBT blogs for the past few years, but to many the controversial 2008 is a political enigma. Dive into the initiative's nitty gritty details with these interesting facts.
“This issue isn't about just what I believe…. It's about whether everyone has the same opportunities for love and companionship and family and security that I have enjoyed,” Haugen said in a statement today.
Rick Santorum struggled to explain his stance on gay marriage as he spoke to a crowd at a Christian college in Iowa on Monday night, saying that gay relationships should not be seen as 'equal' to straight ones.