Saturday, April 23, 2005

Spain legalize gay marriage

liberalizing Spain to legalize gay marriage - World -

Some great news today for the people of Spain. The socialist-led government has voted to legalize gay marriage. This is a step forward in rights for all people regardless of their sexual preference. They are the third European country to legalize same-sex marriage in Europe, after Belgium and The Netherlands. It's really a good sign, and it can be related to other campaigns, such as the rights for Indigenous Australians, women, and the decriminalisation of homosexual behavior. I'm just hoping it will be sooner rather than later before other countries follow suit. There has been criticism from religious sects, most notably the Vatican, with they're new homophobic and dogmatic ideas. They need to realize that not everybody follows their rules and so it is not for them to decide.