In October, the Broad Front won an absolute majority in both chambers and José Mujica, the Broad Front presidential candidate, won the presidential election on November 29, 2009.
In July 2010, legislators of the ruling party Broad Front announced plans to submit a bill that would allow same-sex marriage.
The bill for legalization, proposed by Senator Margarita Percovich of the Broad Front, was passed in Chamber of Deputies on November 29, 2007 after having been passed in a similar form in the Senate in 2006.
Following the approval of the bill, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are allowed to enter into a civil union (unión concubinaria) after they have lived together for at least five years, and are entitled to most of the benefits that married couples are afforded, including social security entitlements, inheritance rights and joint ownership of goods and property.
According to Countries and Their Cultures, there is a "very high proportion" of Uruguayan women participating in the labor force of the South American country.
The Uruguayan legislation maintains that the women of Uruguay have equal rights to power, authority, and privileges".
Michelle Suárez Bértora, first transgender attorney in Uruguay, assisted in drafting the legislation for same-sex marriage as part of her work with the LGBT rights organization “Ovejas Negras” (Black Sheep).
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