February 5, 2014
In a free vote, the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly (105 votes for vs 18 votes against) approved a motion to legalise same-sex marriages in Scotland – http://tinyurl.com/poxxxed
The move was (predictably) opposed by some religious groups who believe marriage is a state to be entered into only by a man and a woman
Now I can understand that those who hold this view would disapprove of the change in the law that allows same sex couples to marry one another
But why get so arsy about it?
The change in the law that . . .
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January 6, 2014
35 yr old Trestin Meacham is so upset that same-sex marriages are legal in the state of Ohio that he has gone on hunger strike until gay couples in Ohio are banned from marrying
I cannot stand by and do nothing while this evil takes root in my home . . . Some things in life are worth sacrificing one’s health and even life if necessary (http://tinyurl.com/ot42wpx)
Hhmmm, one less homophobe in the world isn’t going to make much difference but – hey, it’s a start !
April 18, 2013
New Zealand, yesterday, became the 13th country to legalise same-sex marriage.
After the vote was announced, Parliamentarians and folk in the public gallery joined in a spontaneous rendition of the Maori love song – Pokarekare Ana
September 12, 2012
A previous post in Madhatters (see http://tinyurl.com/d7zj2r3) drew attention to a ‘living art’ exhibition in the Ukraine’s National Art Museum in Kiev, in which 5 glamorous woman played the part of a sleeping beauty.
Visitors were invited to try and awaken the girls with a kiss – the catch being that they had to sign a contract beforehand promising to marry her if their kiss awoke her from her slumber
Well, the sleeping beauty is now awake. Rather conveniently, the kiss that awoke her was not from a man, but a woman. I say conveniently, because . . .
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July 29, 2012
Scotland looks set to be the 1st of the countries that together make up the UK to legalise marriage between same-sex couples – http://tinyurl.com/c2pswp5
Opposition to such marriages is generally on religious grounds – that only a marriage between a man and a woman is acceptable in the eyes of God
Wait, that’s not quite true – the Catholic Church recognizes marriage between women and mystical beings. Nuns are often referred to as ‘brides of christ’ and many wear a gold band similar to a wedding ring to symbolise that holy union. No doubt this is a blasphemous thought but if women (nuns) forego earthly pleasures to devote themselves to the service of God why are not men (priests) who do likewise not viewed as husbands of Christ?
Allow that thought and . .
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May 17, 2012
Gays and lesbians can now serve openly in the US Military but their ‘same-sex’ marriages or long-term relationships with their partner are yet to achieve the same recognition and acceptance as that of heterosexual couples – as the following vid illustrates
The vid is part of the Freedom to Marry – http://www.freedomtomarry.org/ – campaign and is best viewed full screen