Argentina: Support Partnership Project for the Legalization of Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

SUMMARY

IGLHRC forwards this action at the request of the following Buenos Aires based organizations: S.I.G.L.A. Society for Integration of Gays and Lesbians Argentina, La Fulana, Madres Lesbianas Feministas Autónomas and Liga de Defensa de las Minorías Sexuales

If you would like to read the original bill (in Spanish) please contact the above mentioned organizations (see addresses below) or IGLHRC (alejandra@iglhrc.org).

FORWARDED ACTION

August 6, 2001.

To whom it may concern:

We are writing to you regarding the Partnership Project for the legalization of Civil Unions for same-sex couples in Argentina.

This project was introduced into the Chamber of Deputies on December 11th, 1998, by Deputy Laura Musa. It was registered in the Entrance Board under the number 7816-98, and published in the Parliamentary Bulletin 196/98. The claim for the transcription and status of Parliamentary consideration was carried out by Deputy Margarita Rosa Stolbizer on March 23rd 2000, registration code D-1158-00, published in Parliamentary Bulletin 18/2000.

Currently, the Project is awaiting consideration by the General Legislative Commission of the National Chamber of Deputies. It has not moved forward since April 6, 2000.

It is of vital importance for the establishment of international standards of Human Rights that you support our struggle by demanding URGENT PARLIAMENTARY CONSIDERATION of the Partnership Project.

To these ends, please find attached the text of the Law Project and a sample letter. Please send your signed letter to:

General Legislative Commission of the National Chamber of Deputies of Argentina
e-mail: clgeneral@hcdn.gov.ar

PLEASE CARBON COPY (C.C.) TO:

S.I.G.L.A. (Society for Integration of Gays and Lesbian of Argentina)
e-mail: sigla@sigla.org.ar
La Fulana
e-mail: revistafulanas@yahoo.com
Deputies’ Commission for the CIVIL UNION Project in Argentina
e-mail: unioncivil@hotmail.com

Thank you for your cooperation in this important effort.

In Solidarity,

S.I.G.L.A. Society for Integration of Gays and Lesbians Argentina http://www.sigla.org.ar

La Fulana

Madres Lesbianas Feministas Autónomas
Liga de Defensa de las Minorías Sexuales

MODEL LETTER

Mr. President and members
of the General Legislative Commission
of the National Chamber of Deputies of Argentina:

Regarding the Partnership Project for the legalization of the Civil Unions for same-sex couples.

This project was introduced into the Chamber of Deputies on December 11th, 1998, by Deputy Laura Musa. It was registered in the Entrance Board under the number 7816-98, and published in the Parliamentary Bulletin 196/98. The claim for the transcription and status of Parliamentary consideration was carried out by Deputy Margarita Rosa Stolbizer on March 23rd 2000, registration code D-1158-00, published in Parliamentary Bulletin 18/2000. Currently, the Project is awaiting consideration by the General Legislative Commission of the National Chamber of Deputies since April 6, 2000.

We would like to inform you of our strong support for this legalization. Given the apparent lack of governmental concern for this issue in Argentina, and its importance to International standards of Human Rights, WE URGE YOU TO MOVE TOWARDS URGENT PARLIAMENTARY CONSIDERATION.

Many thanks for your prompt attention,

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