Chile’s Congress Approves Anti-Discrimination Law

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Just a week after the brutal death of a gay man last Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, the House of Deputies approved an anti-discrimination law that will protect sexual minorities (it was first proposed seven years ago!). The bill, passed in a narrow vote 58-56, will now go on to be finalized in a commission consisting of senators and House lawmakers. The bill was most likely moved so quickly through approval because of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (who we wrote about when we last went to Santiago in 2009). He urged lawmakers to get the bill approved after 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio died March 27. [WaPo]

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