Police officers try to separate supporters of the proposal to legalize same-sex marriage from demonstrators who are against the bill in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. (Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press)
After a marathon debate in Argentina's senate, 33 lawmakers voted in favor, 27 against and three abstained in a vote that ended after 4 a.m. local time.
Since the lower house already approved it and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it becomes law as soon as it is published in the official bulletin, which should happen within days.
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