The Army holds its first gay wedding
Buenos Aires, September 7, 2011
After the Equal Marriage Law in Argentina it is not new to talk about the celebration of a wedding between two men or two women in the country. But it is when it comes to a lieutenant colonel and a captain in the Army, given the tremendous macho and conservative spirit that surrounds the force.
While the first information said that the army men asked permission for marriage, the Ministry of Defense denied this version because since 2008 this status was revoked.
“No member of that force has to ask permission to marry according to a resolution signed in 2008 by Defence Minister Nilda Garre at that time,” said sources consulted in this portfolio.
The identity of the men was not disclosed but it transpired that they will marry in a registry office in Buenos Aires City. Since this is not a religious wedding, the military are not forced to use the Army dress uniform.
According to some reports that transpired in the last hours, this is not the only couple to enlist to join in marriage as two noncommissioned officers also have the same plan.