Chilean voters elect country’s first openly gay politician

  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Chilean voters elect country’s first openly gay politician

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/11/19/chile-elects-first-openly-gay-politician/
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    I always knew there was a reason I loved Chili...other than the awesome taste.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    The tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    may11 saidThe tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!
    They finally realized the earthquakes were God's way of punishing them for hating the guys they used to hookup with on the DL.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    may11 saidThe tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!
    They finally realized the earthquakes were God's way of punishing them for hating the guys they used to hookup with on the DL.


    Hahah
    I think they see things in a better, much more understanding way...those three countries are similar in may ways. Specially culture. They are all descendent from the same regions in Europe and have been through all kind of mess in and out. (Pinoche in Chile is a bad example). Also just to point out, Uruguay's president is an atheist.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    I think civil unions are legal in brazil too...
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    cuerpoymente saidI think civil unions are legal in brazil too...
    Civil unions are straight people's way of saying "you can be equal, but you'll never be equal."
  • Sportsfan1

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    Nov 20, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    Wish him the best of luck. He is so brave.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Hopefully the situation in Chile is improving steadily for its gay citizens and that equality is just around the corner. It would be awesome to see Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay make marriage equality the law of the land and tell Pope Nazi and his corrupt, hypocritical RCC to go fuck themselves.
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidHopefully the situation in Chile is improving steadily for its gay citizens and that equality is just around the corner. It would be awesome to see Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay make marriage equality the law of the land and tell Pope Nazi and his corrupt, hypocritical RCC to go fuck themselves.


    Descendants of Nazis telling the Pope Nazi where to stick it icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:09 PM GMT
    rawr
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    nicodegallo said
    roadbikeRob saidHopefully the situation in Chile is improving steadily for its gay citizens and that equality is just around the corner. It would be awesome to see Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay make marriage equality the law of the land and tell Pope Nazi and his corrupt, hypocritical RCC to go fuck themselves.


    Descendants of Nazis telling the Pope Nazi where to stick it icon_lol.gif


    Descendants of Nazis? Son, people left everything and ran to South America because of the Nazis!
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    may11 said
    nicodegallo said
    roadbikeRob saidHopefully the situation in Chile is improving steadily for its gay citizens and that equality is just around the corner. It would be awesome to see Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay make marriage equality the law of the land and tell Pope Nazi and his corrupt, hypocritical RCC to go fuck themselves.


    Descendants of Nazis telling the Pope Nazi where to stick it icon_lol.gif


    Descendants of Nazis? Son, people left everything and ran to South America because of the Nazis!


    As did a number of Nazis themselves to escape persecution in Europe!
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    Of course...you made it sound differently.....
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    may11 saidOf course...you made it sound differently.....


    Like I said, their descendants! I imagine most of the actual Nazis/former Nazis have died off by now.

    Plus it would be nice for these unions to be legal since a lot of Spaniards are coming to South America for work. I'd like to see gay Spaniards keep their marriages in tact!
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    Nov 20, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    Well wrong....my grandpa is still alive so is my grandma and both fled Germany when they were 15 and 16....
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    I would love to visit Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Making marital equality the law of the land is still another one of several reasons to visit these three countries.
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    may11 saidThe tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!


    southern south america (uruguay, argentina, chile) are far different from the rest of spanish speaking latin america however... it probably won't make much impact in any country north of peru... :/
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI would love to visit Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Making marital equality the law of the land is still another one of several reasons to visit these three countries.


    argentina is awesome, less so landscape wise (talking about BA) but the people are decently attractive. chile.... the landscape is kinda awesome but the people are odd and kinda... not attractive, at least in santiago. uruguay, don't go during american summer, uruguay is hmm odd, it's very...... not south american at all.
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    may11 said
    paulflexes said
    may11 saidThe tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!
    They finally realized the earthquakes were God's way of punishing them for hating the guys they used to hookup with on the DL.


    Hahah
    I think they see things in a better, much more understanding way...those three countries are similar in may ways. Specially culture. They are all descendent from the same regions in Europe and have been through all kind of mess in and out. (Pinoche in Chile is a bad example). Also just to point out, Uruguay's president is an atheist.


    he also donates 90% of his salary to charity and doesn't really buy stuff, but for some reason the people i met in uruguay never liked him, probably because they were all rich and the president is more for spreading wealth.
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    chris_hastings1 said
    may11 said
    paulflexes said
    may11 saidThe tip of south America has become so gay friendly lately! Argentina being first Uruguay is getting there in the next few weeks, now Chile....I hope all this keeps spreading up through the region!
    They finally realized the earthquakes were God's way of punishing them for hating the guys they used to hookup with on the DL.


    Hahah
    I think they see things in a better, much more understanding way...those three countries are similar in may ways. Specially culture. They are all descendent from the same regions in Europe and have been through all kind of mess in and out. (Pinoche in Chile is a bad example). Also just to point out, Uruguay's president is an atheist.


    he also donates 90% of his salary to charity and doesn't really buy stuff, but for some reason the people i met in uruguay never liked him, probably because they were all rich and the president is more for spreading wealth.


    I'll have to disagree on "never liked" the majority do. Those with money don't. One of the reasons is because he was a guerilla fighter (tupamaro). Also you are right because he is for spreading the wealth. He is rare to be an Uruguayan, he is vegetarian.