Portugal aprove gay marriage...

  • santz7

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    Jun 08, 2010 9:23 AM GMT
    Now Portugal has gay marriage.. And It is a very catolic country.. What about USA..
    Why is so dificult here..
    And please don't say.. "then go live in Portugal" I love USA...icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2010 12:22 PM GMT
    Each country has a different history, different evolution. Why is the Netherlands as progressive as it is? Why do so many states have national health care and we can't seem to get it together in the US?

    Portugal has economic issues, wish they could be more progressive along those lines, but always glad to hear news like this.

    Eventually, we will adopt laws here of similar nature.
  • DarkSensation

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    Jun 08, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    santz7 saidNow Portugal has gay marriage.. And It is a very catolic country.. What about USA..
    Why is so dificult here..
    And please don't say.. "then go live in Portugal" I love USA...icon_smile.gif



    Because of the Mass Conservative Republicans icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    Portugal and Spain are pretty similar when it comes to their stance on the Catholic Church. A lot of people in the two countries are Catholic for the sake of having a cultural label, not because they necessarily believe and follow the Catholic teachings. So many Portuguese and Spaniards are "culturally" Catholic rather than "religiously" Catholic, hence, some of the progressive attitudes towards social issues.

    It's interesting to see how Portugal has progressed since establishing democracy. I remember it used to be considered a pretty backwards place when I was little.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 08, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidIt's interesting to see how Portugal has progressed since establishing democracy. I remember it used to be considered a pretty backwards place when I was little.


    At the moment they seem to be having a Greek revival, and not in the good artsy way, but in the economic-oops-I-crapped-my-pants way.
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    Jun 08, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    pocketnico saidIt's interesting to see how Portugal has progressed since establishing democracy. I remember it used to be considered a pretty backwards place when I was little.


    At the moment they seem to be having a Greek revival, and not in the good artsy way, but in the economic-oops-I-crapped-my-pants way.


    That is happening to both Spain and Portugal. It's interesting how despite being separate countries, they live parallel lives.

    Well, go figure. Gays can get married in both countries but most likely not have a job or any money. So much for being able to afford the wedding and honeymoon.
  • metta

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    Jun 08, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    Here is the article regarding the first marriage performed in Portugal

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/980315
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    Jun 08, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHere is the article regarding the first marriage performed in Portugal

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/980315


    Thanks! They also posted an article about it on BBC.

    They're a cute lesbian couple! I was almost expecting a couple in their 70s or 80s to get married first.

    Is it me, or does it seem like it's always a lesbian couple to get married first whenever a country or some other jurisdiction legalizes same-sex marriage?