A kiss between a woman and her wife 20 months ago at Buenos Aires’ Constitución train station was the subject of controversy in Argentina this weekend, after a court found the woman guilt of causing injury and resisting arrest.
Mariana Gómez received a suspended sentence of one year in jail on Friday, the same day over 60 countries commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York. The prosecution had asked for two years.
Gómez and her wife Rocío Girat were kissing and smoking inside the Constitución train station when officers approached them on October 2, 2017. Her defence argued the officers had targeted and harassed the women because of their sexuality.
"That day, I defended myself against a violent and discriminatory incident by the City Police", Gómez told Judge Marta Yungano of City Criminal Court 26 (TOC 26).