Number of the week

Chile to allow same-sex marriage?

Conservative President Sebastián Piñera said it is "about time" for Chile to grant same-sex couples the same rights enjoyed by heterosexual ones

same-sex marriage chile "Freedom and respect for all," reads poster during Mexico City pride parade. Photo: Bruno Doinel/Shutterstock
“Freedom and respect for all,” reads poster during Mexico City pride parade. Photo: Bruno Doinel/Shutterstock

Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps us understand what is going on in Latin America. This week, we discuss same-sex marriage in a country where conservatism remains deeply rooted.

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In his annual address to Congress, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said it was “about time” the country legalized same-sex marriage. Rolling back on his previous statements on the issue, the conservative politician pledged to make it a priority for the remainder of his term, which ends later this year.

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