By the numbers: Argentina gay marriage The GA Voice Editors July 23, 2010 World 1 Countries in South America that allow gay marriage: Argentina became the first on July 15, 2010. 15 Hours of debate in the Argentine Senate over whether to approve the same-sex marriage law backed by President Cristina Fernandez. 60,000 Estimated attendance at a march against gay marriage organized by the Catholic Church and other religious groups the night before the vote. 10 Countries in the world that now recognize gay marriage: Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland and Argentina. Source: Time, BBC SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website − four = 2 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.