Argentina PASSES same-sex marriage (and adoption) law

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    Jul 15, 2010 8:09 AM GMT
    It's a beautiful day today in my native Argentina icon_smile.gif

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/07/15/Argentina_Passes_Gay_Marriage/
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    Jul 15, 2010 11:49 AM GMT
    Thats awesome man!! Congrats!! When I hear these stories of other countries passing these laws it just reminds me of how the US is considered to be a leader in the world on so many things but when it comes to stuff like this we are so freaking in the dark ages.

    Its amazing that in some parts of the world we as homosexuals are hung in the streets and killed, here in the US we are told we are going to burn in hell and don't deserve to fight for our country or our relationships aren't important enough for marriage, and then in other countries Gay marriage passes with a blink of an eye.
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    Jul 15, 2010 11:53 AM GMT
    It only happened in the blink of an eye because you didn't witness the fighting over it. Nor the protest that took place in BA leading up to the vote that makes the anti-marriage rallys in the US look pathetic.

    I'd also hardly call the current state for gays in the US the "dark ages". I'd leave that to sections of Africa, and the Middle East, and Carribean.
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    Jul 15, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    BrainyBrainyBrainy saidIt's a beautiful day today in my native Argentina icon_smile.gif

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/07/15/Argentina_Passes_Gay_Marriage/
    Wow thats fantastic man!
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    Jul 15, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    Whoa that's incredible. Argentina was already high on my list for countries to visit next, but this is even better!
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:19 PM GMT

    Once Christina Kirchner signs it into law, she'll finally have done something note-worthy.

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    Jul 15, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    at_the_Ivy said
    Once Christina Kirchner signs it into law, she'll finally have done something note-worthy.


    Being Hillary's idol isn't note-worthy? Who knew.
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 15, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
    Everytime a country passes something like this we slip farther and farther down the list of "modern and progressive"
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    Latenight30 saidEverytime a country passes something like this we slip farther and farther down the list of "modern and progressive"


    Oh hell, we're already at "backassward" for a country that doesn't use animal pelts, rocks, sea shells, goats or women as currency.
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    Jul 15, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    An interesting chart to show how many people in the world are now allowed to marry a same sex partner and all the work that still needs to be done:

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010/07/gay-marriage-chart-of-day.html
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    Jul 16, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    It's amazing how puritanical and oppressive this country can sometimes be. What happened to the days when we used to lead the world in correct social change.
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    Jul 16, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    Why does every progressive action taken in america have such a fight against it were as anywhere else in the developed world the government has no problem passing these laws?

    America is becoming closer to iran as we speak.
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    Jul 16, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    You also have to take into account history.

    Argentina was under a dictatorship for some time in recent memory.

    Their frame of mind definitely shows that they are against any sort of oppression, and it's made them a lot more progressive.

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    Jul 16, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    Dtimshell saidWhy does every progressive action taken in america have such a fight against it were as anywhere else in the developed world the government has no problem passing these laws?

    America is becoming closer to iran as we speak.
    Americans will ALWAYS fight for the right to discriminate. Hopefully some of those "activist judges" will do the right thing and apply the constitution equally.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 16, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Dtimshell saidWhy does every progressive action taken in america have such a fight against it were as anywhere else in the developed world the government has no problem passing these laws?

    America is becoming closer to iran as we speak.


    Because you witness the fight here, in Argentina you woke up today and suddenly it happened, you didn't see the decades long fight that occurred over this for the people living there.

    America is becoming Iran, how...? Godwin much?
  • frankyzhang

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    Jul 16, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    that's cool, one of my Argentina friends tole me this yesterday, and teased me that if i went there, we could get merried. it's really good to see the civil events happen all around.icon_biggrin.gif