Thursday, June 30, 2005

Spain Jumps Ahead Of Canada!

When it rains, it pours! Spain's Parliament enacted same-sex civil marriage by a vote of 187-147 on Wednesday, leaping ahead of Canada to become the third country in the world to end discrimination in marriage on the basis of the gender (orsexual orientation) of the participants. It is true that Canada's Parliament passed a bill allowing same sex marriage also, but before that bill becomes law it has to pass the upper house of Parliament (which is seen as a formality). Apparently Spain's bill will become law first. It's a race between two modern progressive democracies to enact equality for all their citizens, and it's nice to see. Gazpacho, anyone?

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