Argentina's Senate narrowly approved a law authorizing same-sex marriage making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed. After hearing the good news from Argentina Nate Silver wrote: "There are now about 250 million people worldwide living in jurisdictions which provide for marriage equity, as this colorful chart will help to demonstrate."
This gives me great hope that one day my husband and I will be able to legally marry in our home state of Texas! Of course as this New York Times article points out the Roman Catholic Church fought hard against Argentina's vote in support of same-sex marriage. What the Catholic church is missing is that more and more people in the world don't see gay marriage as a religious issue they see it as a human rights issue. Why shouldn't I have the same freedom and right to marry the person I love?