Jul 28, 2010 8:46 AM GMT
NC3athlete saidLike so many things, like health care, education and quality of life outcomes, the US has drifted far behind other countries. That the notion of equality for gays and lesbians (whether one desires marriage for oneself or not) has found firm footing in such unlikely places as Argentina and South Africa, while still deemed unacceptable by a large percentage of Americans, is just another example of the surprising backwardness of the United States.
roadbikeRob saidCompared to most African nations, the US is way ahead on gay rights. Granted things could be better in the US but we are not all that bad off. I am happy to see South Africa embrace gay marriage even though there are still some societal setbacks for gay men in that country. Hopefully this new law will help discard those setbacks. Hopefully other African nations will observe and learn and then repeal all their anti-gay legislation. Time will only tell.