Legal Latin-American Gay Honeymoons Now Available
Move over, Evita. Argentina has a new iconic gay-popular heroine. Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner signed into law the bill allowing same-sex marriage on July 20, 2010. This means that in the eyes of the law gay and lesbian couples are equivalent to their heterosexual counterparts.
OutTraveler.com, which wrote about coming gay nuptials last week, was at the signing ceremony, which was a joyous, celebratory event. There were no protesters at the signing and very few in evidence in front of the Casa Rosada (or Pink House, Argentina's version of the White House).
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During a recent stay for the third annual GNetwork Gay Travel and Tourism Conference, we had an opportunity to update the information we have for the fabulous "hetero-friendly" Axel Hotel -- a modern, comfortable, and convenient oasis for your legal, same-sex honeymoon, located in the funky, Bohemian barrio (or neighborhood) of San Telmo.
The hotel offers 48 rooms and suites on five floors. The top floor is the fitness/spa area with a decent set of weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment, along with two whirlpools, a steam room, a sauna, and a pool with a glass bottom suspended firve stories above the ground floor. Trippy!
The service is attentive, friendly, and incredibly good looking.