.- Damian Bernath and Jorge Salazar have become the first same-sex couple to “marry” in the city of Buenos Aires. Their ceremony took place Wednesday despite requests from the Archbishop of Buenos Aires and the Corporation of Catholic Lawyers that the city's mayor appeal the decision allowing the “marriage.”
Last week, Judge Elena Liberatori ordered the Civil Registrar to allow the ceremony despite warnings from Catholic lawyers that it would be an “irreparable impediment” going against true marriage, the union of a man and a woman, which is the foundation of the family.
Although the lawyers filed an appeal, it was rejected and the ceremony was ordered to take place.
This is the second same-sex “marriage” in the country. The first took place last December in the city of Ushuaia.