Thursday, July 15, 2010

One Little Victory

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to declare that gays and lesbians have all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.

After a marathon debate in Argentina's senate, 33 lawmakers voted in favor, 27 against and 3 abstained in a vote that ended after 4 a.m. Since the lower house already approved it and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it becomes law as soon as it is published in the official bulletin, which should happen within days.

This will set the tone for the rest of South and Central America. It's amusing how the catholic influence is waning.

Still, it's strange how nations that were recently a dictatorship have recognized equality, but the nation that supposedly pioneered "freedom" and "equality" still cannot do it.. not even for their own soldiers in a battlefield. It truly is an embarrassment.. and and embarrassment that the President we thought would lead on the issue turns out to be one of the worst Presidents in my lifetime.

Go read Greenwald for more on how awful Obama is.. and what a complete liar he is.

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