In Chile, the laws on gay marriage are comparable to the U.S. Gays do not have the right to marry and Chile does not recognize same-sex unions. Chile has had several recent bills introduced to legalize same sex unions that have not passed. A bill was introduced to legalize same sex marriage but lost many supporters in the government after the Church convinced them to support same sex unions but not marriage. Overall, 2/3 of the population in Chile is against legalizing same sex marriage but the younger population is split on the issue. I respect gays but do not support same sex marriage. It says in the Bible that marriage is between a man and a women and it is therefore impossible for two men to get married. I believe that same sex unions should be legalized that give gays all the rights of regular married couples but they should not be called married. I think that this will satisfy people on both sides of the argument.