Singer Ricky Martin has urged the
Argentine Senate to approve a gay marriage bill.
The recently out Martin tweeted in
Spanish to over 1 million followers: “Let's go Argentina! The same
rights with the same name for everyone.”
Senators began debating the bill at
about 1PM on Wednesday and are expected to continue well into the
night. The nation's lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, approved
the bill in May. Leading into the debate was a recommendation by a
key Senate panel to reject the marriage proposal and approve a bill
that recognizes gay and lesbian couples with civil unions but does
not allow adoption.
vote is considered by most to be too close to call.
Martin put to rest persistent rumors
that he's gay in March. The 38-year-old Martin announced he's gay on
his website, followed by a post on Twitter.
In a cover story for the Father's Day
issue of People en Espanol, the pop star talked about his twin
sons, Valentino and Matteo, and for the first time disclosed that he
has a boyfriend.
Martin said he's involved with a Puerto
Rican man. He told the magazine that his love is a childhood friend.
The pair lost touch but became reacquainted over a year ago in
Miami. The investment analyst also helps with raising the children.
next project is playing Che Guevara in the Broadway revival of Evita.