What was said after the gay widow pension approval in Argentina
Gay organizations expressed today their “satisfaction” with the resolution, while the Church expressed a mixed reaction.
The Argentinean Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Federation (FLGBT) expressed “satisfaction” with the resolution authorizing the recognition of pension to widows and widowers of a homosexual couple with which they maintained at least five years of cohabitation. The organization considered that the initiative “puts on an equal footing with the concubines and cohabitees of the Sexual Diversity with heterosexuals.”
“This announcement, which comes after several conversations between FALGBT, INADI and the social insurance agency, is a substantive breakthrough in the recognition of families of diversity and the rights that legitimately belong to the LGBTcollectivity” said the head of the entity, Mary Raschid, in a statement.
“These developments give us strength to continue working toward full equality, which is the sanction of a National Marriage Act for same-sex, which is processed in the committees of Congress and must ensure that ‘The same rights with the same names’ for all” she said.
In response, representatives of the Church expressed a mixed reaction from the acceptance of the rule if it recognizes “already acquired rights” to the rejection on the grounds that it is a step towards the legalization of homosexual marriage.
“It is right that you can decide on the rights of inheritance, if not already acquired rights injure others,” said the priest Alberto Bochatey, director of the Institute of Bioethics of the Catholic University of Argentina. The priest put as an example the case of children of a person who decided to have a homosexual relationship. “In such cases, should be regulated by law so that children do not lose their rights”, he stressed.
Meanwhile, the bulletin Notiver warned that this decision of ANSES carries the idea of “legalize the unnatural gay marriage.” “It is not good to equate homosexual unions to marriage, giving them the same social benefits”, believed the electronic publishing leaded by the priest Juan Claudio Sanahuja.