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Law against homosexualityEdit
Protection based on sexual orientation in lawEdit
Recognition of same sex couplesEdit
In 2004, the Chilean Supreme Court confirmed a lower court's decision that stripped former judge Karen Atala of custody of her three daughters because she is a lesbian. The case has been taken up by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Gay life in the countryEdit
The gay scene is small compared with West or even neighbors like Argentina and Brazil and is mostly concentrated in Santiago but it is growing. Public opinion has shown substantial support for same-sex civil unions 65% favored their legalization in 2004; only 24% supported same-sex marriage. Fact|date=February 2007}}