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Two leftist senators introduced a bill to legalise gay marriage on Tuesday, drawing predictions from colleagues on both the left and right that the measure has little chance of approval in conservative Chile.
Chile adopted a law allowing divorce only six years ago, and the influential Roman Catholic Church is sure to oppose the legislation. Santiago Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz sharply criticized Argentina's recent legalization of gay marriage.
The two senators who introduced the proposal defended it as a matter of fairness.
"What we are doing today is to deepen democracy. We want to separate fundamental human rights as the right to marry from external conditions such as sexual status," said one sponsor, Sen. Fulvio Rossi, who is president of the Socialist Party.
Yet even the politician due to replace Rossi as head of the Socialist Party, Deputy Osvaldo Andrade, indicated the idea isn't likely to find a majority in Congress.
"This is not the time" to bring up gay marriage, said Andrade, who holds a seat in the House of Deputies.
Conservative Sen. Andres Allamand, who favours legal recognition for homosexual unions, also rejected the idea of allowing marriage between persons of the same sex.
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