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In Case You Missed It: See The Moment Uruguay Reached Marriage Equality

Chill inducing images and video footage from the exact moment when the nation of Uruguay became the 12th in the world to pass marriage equality.

1. Waiting on the decision:

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Andres Stapff / Reuters

3. The moment it happened:

4. The celebration:

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Andres Stapff / Reuters
Andres Stapff / Reuters
Andres Stapff / Reuters
Andres Stapff / Reuters
Andres Stapff / Reuters
Andres Stapff / Reuters

11. 71 of 92 lawmakers in the lower house of Congress voted in favor of the proposal, one week after the Senate passed it by a wide majority.

Andres Stapff / Reuters

12. President Jose Mujica, a former guerrilla fighter, is expected to sign the bill into law.

Andres Stapff / Reuters

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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