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El Salvador parliament rejects constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Sunday, February 9, 2014
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The Salvadoran Parliament has again failed in its attempt to approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Mari Carmen Aponte

Senate confirms pro-gay U.S. ambassador to El Salvador

Friday, June 15, 2012
The U.S. Senate broke an impasse on Thursday to confirm a U.S. ambassador to El Salvador who had previously been denied the position in part of because of a pro-gay editorial she wrote in one of the country’s newspapers. [ Read more → ]

Senate GOP blocks appointment of LGBT ally as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Monday blocked efforts to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte, a Washington D.C.-based attorney, as the permanent ambassador to El Salvador, because, according to one source, Aponte is an LGBT advocate who has previously called for the "elimination of prejudices" against LGBT people. [ Read more → ]
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