Colombia court demands marriage equivalent for same-sex couples by 2013

  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    Colombia court demands marriage equivalent for same-sex couples by 2013

    http://www.365gay.com/news/colombia-court-demands-marriage-equivalent-for-same-sex-couples-by-2013/
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    Aug 02, 2011 9:45 AM GMT
    The way this is going all of South America will have equal marriage before the USA does.
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    Aug 02, 2011 10:39 AM GMT
    Such a shame that the nations of Africa are in such stark contrast to those in South America.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:28 PM GMT
    metta8 saidColombia court demands marriage equivalent for same-sex couples by 2013

    http://www.365gay.com/news/colombia-court-demands-marriage-equivalent-for-same-sex-couples-by-2013/
    True Colombian Gold. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    Vorsicht saidis this colombia the country?
    or district of colombia?


    1. since when does d.c. have it's own court at that level of jurisdiction?
    2. who refers to d.c. as columbia?
    3. they're not even spelled the same. colombia is a country.
    4. you're too lazy to click on a link and check for yourself?

    fail on so many levels of stupidity.
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    Aug 03, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    blackhawksfan saidThe way this is going all of South America will have equal marriage before the USA does.


    If you think of it in terms of population then all South America is 1.3 times the United States. If equal marriage is based on population alone then you would see roughly 3/4ths of South America have equal marriage by the time the US has equal marriage. Weird way of thinking, but it works for me.
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    VAMOS COLOMBIA! icon_smile.gif

    Me parece bien! - I think this is great for those who want to get married!
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    bazungu saidSuch a shame that the nations of Africa are in such stark contrast to those in South America.


    Poverty in Africa cant be compared to that in South America.
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    bazungu saidSuch a shame that the nations of Africa are in such stark contrast to those in South America.


    Except for South America. This is going to sound totally unPC and offensive (which is why I'm going to say it lol) but it looks like in regards to Gay Marriage rights when White people take over a Black country it's a good thing.
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Vorsicht saidis this colombia the country?
    or district of colombia?


    1. since when does d.c. have it's own court at that level of jurisdiction?
    2. who refers to d.c. as columbia?
    3. they're not even spelled the same. colombia is a country.
    4. you're too lazy to click on a link and check for yourself?

    fail on so many levels of stupidity.


    LOL PWNED!
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    Although this is very awesome, the article the OP posted is from August 1, and already there's opposition in Colombia today. The attorney general wants the proposition nulled, though the LGBT organizations are fighting back. I'm not sure if this is a huge concern or not. Hope for the best, I guess, and see what happens. icon_neutral.gif

    These are the most recent articles written in El Tiempo today, Colombia's largest selling newspaper (in Spanish, however):

    posted at 10:00am

    http://www.eltiempo.com/vida-de-hoy/procuradura-se-opone-al-matrimonio-gay_10074664-4

    and another, posted at 10:28am

    http://www.eltiempo.com/vida-de-hoy/ARTICULO-WEB-NEW_NOTA_INTERIOR-10074664.html
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:42 AM GMT
    "Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said"Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.


    Those terrible courts! Demanding human rights and equality. Despicable!
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
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    JackNWNJ said"Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.


    Those terrible courts! Demanding human rights and equality. Despicable!


    You miss the point. This is no different than "Massachusetts Legislature Grants Gays Right to Marry," as HRC so triumphantly (and ignorantly) proclaimed back in 2003 or whenever it was.

    Human rights = good.

    __________ = bad.

    Fill in the blank. (Various answers will be accepted.)

    Hint: See "Rule of Law," "endowed by their Creator," "limited government," The Federalist Papers, John Locke, etc etc.
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    Aug 03, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDang, Calibro, don't be so harsh.



    His Auntie Flo might be paying him a visit and could be making him a bit moodier than normal. ;)
  • Joeyphx444

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    Aug 03, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    In regards to the spelling, it is Colombia-country not Columbia-the school or DC or any cities in the USA!!! It's kind of annoying people don't really know that. It's not like some crazy country with a hard spelling that no one thinks about. I am sure many people are aware of or know Colombia the country!! BTW I'm Colombian lol

    I would like to see more reform in the gov and more action to help people there and to aid in the fight against the drugs b4 fay marriage. Who CARES!! There's bigger things in life going on around the world. Is it race now or is it cool to say this? I don't get why all these countries are coming out LOL about gays and gay marriage when they have real MAJOR social and economic issues
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    Aug 03, 2011 6:22 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDang, Calibro, don't be so harsh.



    His Auntie Flo might be paying him a visit and could be making him a bit moodier than normal. ;)


    Most people think I'm lying about being a virgin because I prefer jumbo tampons, but I can't help it if I have a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina!
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    Aug 03, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    Iceblink said
    JackNWNJ said"Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.


    Those terrible courts! Demanding human rights and equality. Despicable!


    You miss the point. This is no different than "Massachusetts Legislature Grants Gays Right to Marry," as HRC so triumphantly (and ignorantly) proclaimed back in 2003 or whenever it was.

    Human rights = good.

    __________ = bad.

    Fill in the blank. (Various answers will be accepted.)

    Hint: See "Rule of Law," "endowed by their Creator," "limited government," The Federalist Papers, John Locke, etc etc.


    see checks and balances, Rousseau, fallacy of the majority
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    Aug 03, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    bazungu saidSuch a shame that the nations of Africa are in such stark contrast to those in South America.


    Poverty in Africa cant be compared to that in South America.


    I agree Charlitos - however I was referring to attitudes towards homosexuality I.e it is still illegal in the majority of African countries (for males) - let alone allowing any type of gay marriage (only south Africa)
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    Aug 03, 2011 7:13 AM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    bazungu saidSuch a shame that the nations of Africa are in such stark contrast to those in South America.


    Except for South America. This is going to sound totally unPC and offensive (which is why I'm going to say it lol) but it looks like in regards to Gay Marriage rights when White people take over a Black country it's a good thing.


    You are indeed correct JB - Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe being case in point (not to mention Uganda and the recent anti homosexuality bill) my partner grew up in Africa and I have visited - so am well aware of the issues facing gay Africans and not just talking out my ass. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 03, 2011 11:52 AM GMT
    "This is a slippery slope. Next thing you know, Juan Valdez will be marrying his mule!" from the Colombian Family Association in 3, 2, 1...
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    Aug 03, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    Iceblink said
    JackNWNJ said"Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.


    Those terrible courts! Demanding human rights and equality. Despicable!


    You miss the point....

    Human rights = good.

    __________ = bad.

    Fill in the blank. (Various answers will be accepted.)

    Hint: See "Rule of Law," "endowed by their Creator," "limited government," The Federalist Papers, John Locke, etc etc.


    Human rights = good

    Conservative politicians who base their policy on religious dogma and personal prejudice rather than on the good of their constituents = Bad
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    Iceblink said
    JackNWNJ said"Court demands." About a million things wrong with that phrase.


    Those terrible courts! Demanding human rights and equality. Despicable!


    You miss the point. This is no different than "Massachusetts Legislature Grants Gays Right to Marry," as HRC so triumphantly (and ignorantly) proclaimed back in 2003 or whenever it was.

    Human rights = good.

    __________ = bad.

    Fill in the blank. (Various answers will be accepted.)

    Hint: See "Rule of Law," "endowed by their Creator," "limited government," The Federalist Papers, John Locke, etc etc.



    "Endowed by their creator"? You mean that part about "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."? I must be missing the point because that seems to be an argument for gay rights not something against it. In fact, "The Federalist Paper", "limited government", "John Locke"? I fail to see how any of it works against gay rights. Let's be clear with you problem with gay rights- its something you see as the work of 'liberals' and so you want nothing to do with it. Despite your dislike for the courts, many if not most of the successes in gay rights are going to come from court decisions. So I give you this- if in the future if you've met that man of your dreams and want to marry and the decision has come because of the courts you are free to wait around for either a legislative vote or vote of the people. And if you've lost your job due to someone at your workplace doesn't like gays and those protections have come as the results of the courts- you are free to just walk away since courts are so awful and you don't want the benefits they have given the rest of us.
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    Aug 03, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    damn this is awesome newss!!! good for all of the parceros in colombia yay!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 03, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidIn regards to the spelling, it is Colombia-country not Columbia-the school or DC or any cities in the USA!!! It's kind of annoying people don't really know that. It's not like some crazy country with a hard spelling that no one thinks about. I am sure many people are aware of or know Colombia the country!! BTW I'm Colombian lol

    I would like to see more reform in the gov and more action to help people there and to aid in the fight against the drugs b4 fay marriage. Who CARES!! There's bigger things in life going on around the world. Is it race now or is it cool to say this? I don't get why all these countries are coming out LOL about gays and gay marriage when they have real MAJOR social and economic issues



    Governments always have to be able to deal with a variety of issues even in the worst of times. Civil rights are among the most important issues in society and should not have to wait. Gay rights are a "real MAJOR social issue". This kind of 'more important things to worry about right now' logic will forever keep us from getting gay rights if we allow it because we will forever be a lower priority.