The bill was approved 17-6, with most of its support coming from legislators of the ruling leftist Frente Amplio coalition, which has a majority in Congress, and from two of the three senators of the opposition Partido Colorado. The measure passed the lower house in August and is expected to be signed into law soon.
"Whether the couple is gay or not should not be a matter of consideration," said ruling party Sen. Margarita Percovich, who sponsored the bill. "What matters is if the family is able to educate and stimulate the child to grow as a fulfilled human being."
The Catholic church, of course, does not approve.
Seems that Uruguay's government has made a lot of laws granting homosexual people more rights, ending bans on gays in the military, and legalizing civil unions (the new bill states that couples in a legal civil union would have equal rights when adopting children, so married couples may still be privileged in adoption, I'm not sure.)
via The Galloping Beaver.