The Chilean soap opera Infiltradas (The Infiltrators) ends Thursday night with the wedding of Ignacia Allamand and Marcela del Valle.

The wedding of Nina (played by Allamand) and Macarena (Del Valle) is the first same-sex wedding broadcast on network television in Chile.

In the nighttime soap aired on Chilevision (CHV), the former actress Atenea Magallanes (played by Katty Kowaleczko) steals the identity of her evil twin sister Minerva to lead a squad of beautiful and courageous female detectives. Together they infiltrate the Santo Domingo crime family that snatched Atenea's daughter 20 years ago. (A trailer for the soap is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Gay marriage is not legal in Chile. However, nearby Argentina legalized the institution last year.

The lesbian wedding arrives as gay rights activists in Chile ramp up a campaign seeking government recognition of gay and lesbian couples. While a gay marriage bill introduced last year by Senator Fulvio Rossi appears to be dead, activists are organizing a national march to send a message to President Sebastian Pinera, who has yet to deliver on promised civil unions legislation.