Portugal to legalize gay marriage

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    May 17, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    Over the protests of the pope and the country's catholic voters, portugal's president Anibal Cavaco Silva has said he will sign legislation passed by parliament legalizing gay marriage:
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    May 17, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Of course the Pope was trying to prevent this. Just again shows that Gay Catholics are a bunch of Gay Uncle Tom's by supporting the Catholic church.
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    May 17, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    This is great news, a predominately catholic country will make gay marriage the law of the land. Obviously Pope Nazi is bitterly opposed because a large chunk of his catholic flock will get an opportunity to see that gay marriage is a grave threat against nothing. I guess the gay marriage legislation is a bit of good news in Portugal since that country has been wracked by a severe financial crisis.
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    May 18, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is great news, a predominately catholic country will make gay marriage the law of the land. Obviously Pope Nazi is bitterly opposed because a large chunk of his catholic flock will get an opportunity to see that gay marriage is a grave threat against nothing. I guess the gay marriage legislation is a bit of good news in Portugal since that country has been wracked by a severe financial crisis.


    That's part of the logic on behalf of the president. He doesn't see any point in tying up their parliament with this legislation that could just as easily be passed despite his veto. He wants to get onto the real serious stuff...like the economy.

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    May 18, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Many people in Spain and Portugal are not actively Catholic. Despite having a large history with the Catholic Church, most people are just "culturally" Catholic. Well, they'll say they're Catholic for the sake of belonging to a group and having a label. Otherwise, the average Portuguese and Spaniard isn't a regular church-goer.