Friday, August 27, 2010

Gay boyfriend died just hours after marrying in Argentina

A gay marriage in Mar del Plata, a coastal city in Argentina, ended in tragedy this Thursday, August 12. The hairdresser Berchot Argentine Nestor, 45, fell ill shortly after celebrating her union with her partner Adrian Garcia, 42. Immediately taken to hospital, Berchot died hours later due to a hypertensive crisis, as disclosure of local newspapers.

The marriage of Argentina was the first conducted between same-sex in the city, located 400 km away from Buenos Aires, and is one of the most popular holiday spots for gays in the summer. Berchot's death was confirmed on Friday, August 13, Marplatense by the Association for Human Rights.

"It was just happiness. I went away as soon as they danced the waltz. A few minutes ago called me giving this sad news. It's incredible, "said Karina Freire, director of the association who was a guest of the event.
Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize marriage between same-sex on July 14. According to Argentine non-governmental organizations in support of LGBT rights, provided the permission of the union, more than 500 couples from all over the world have sought information regarding the possibility of contracting marriage in the country.


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