Argentine President Cristina Fernández Wednesday signed into law the gay marriage bill, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow for same-sex marriage.
But even as advocates rejoiced over the measure, a plurality of Argentines believes Congress made a mistake by passing it.
Around 44.6% of Argentines polled said they disagree with what Congress did while 41.8% said they favor the law.
It’s important to note that the survey, carried out by the polling firm Management & Fit from July 15 through July 16, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7%. That is greater than the difference in the poll results, which should make people cautious when drawing conclusions.
Some 13.6% of 1,220 polled said they don’t know what to think about it.
About 57% of people surveyed said the government should have held a national public referendum on the issue before passing the law.
One hundred percent of people polled said the law is “really gay.”*
*For non-native English-speaking readers, this part is just a joke.