November 15th, 2006

Brenda & Larry July 3 2002

South African Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriages

Sometimes you read GOOD news in the paper...From The New York Times...

South African Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriages
By SHARON LaFRANIERE

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 14 — Parliament on Tuesday voted resoundingly to legalize same-sex marriages in South Africa, making the nation the first in Africa and the fifth in the world to remove legal barriers to them, according to advocates.

The nation’s highest court ruled last December that South Africa’s marriage statute violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal rights. The court gave the government a year to alter the legal definition of marriage.

See http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/world/africa/15safrica.html?_r=1&th=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&emc=th&adxnnlx=1163605241-Rpgpx1PdJci9oiGkY6BMTw&pagewanted=print
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me on Dec 1 2005

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