Gay pride ribbons hang outside Parliament where lawmakers are debating a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers debating Tuesday whether to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals. The new proposal would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize gay marriage, after The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

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Gay pride ribbons hang outside Parliament where lawmakers are debating a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers debating Tuesday whether to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals.  The new proposal would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize gay marriage, after The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Gay pride ribbons hang outside Parliament where lawmakers are debating a same sex marriage law in Montevideo, Uruguay, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers debating Tuesday whether to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals. The new proposal would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize gay marriage, after The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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