Spain beats Canada in the gay marriage race

Everyone thought yesterday our neighbors would be the third to legalize gay marriage on a national level but in a surprising upset oh-so-Catholic Spain beat ’em to the punch. Only uber-liberal northies The Netherlands and Belgium have come before. But as of April this year a new guy, Zapatero, took a seat on Spain’s top chair, and he has an agenda. That is, he has that same bravery and willingness to put himself on the line for his beliefs that I mentioned yesterday, and only wish we had here. He said this about the new law:

“We were not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last. After us will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two unstoppable forces: freedom and equality.”

Closer to home, California won a legal battle as well, with a a higher court refusing to repeal a 2003 law giving domestic partners the same rights as married couples in the state. But then again, we all know how well separate but equal has worked in the past…

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