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A victory for gay rights! Couples in Chile sign up for first civil unions

Jul 10, 2015    

Santiago:Gay couples flocked to civil registries in Chile on Thursday to pick a time to celebrate the first same-sex civil unions since their historic approval earlier this year.Couples were able to sign up for the Civil Union Agreement (AUC) for free, six months after it was approved by Congress in the religiously conservative country."We were the FIRST couple that signed up for the AUC (Civil Union Agreement) in (the central city of) Vina del Mar," wrote Felipe Egido, a man who posted a picture on Twitter of him and his partner next to a civil servant.Civil unions will begin in Oct...

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