Monday, 26 July 2010

Yay Argentina!


Number 10 has now arrived to join the list of countries which have legislated same-sex civil marriage equality and it is -- Argentina! Yet another traditionally Catholic country that has defied the Vatican -- love it! Pictured above is Argentina's first married gay couple.

To recap (for those of you who like to keep track) the 10 countries are: Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland and Argentina.

Who will be No. 11?

20 comments:

inannasstar said...

I hope that Puritanical America will be next......but I'm not holding my breath.

mxtodis123 said...

I think it will be quite awhile before America changes.
Mary

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I seriously doubt that the U.S. will accept this, not as long as organizations such as the tea party are thriving. They don't speak out against it, but some have spoken out that gay marriage should be regulated by the government. Gee I thought that marriage was a sacred vow between two people...why should the government get involved? They cry about how there is too much government regulation. Apparently government involvement is a problem unless it involves a demographic they do not approve of.

BugginWord said...

I'm with Inannasstar, but I'm going to keep on celebrating each tiny triumph, anyway!

Kathy said...

One of the problems the right have with gay marriage (and I speak as an ex-fundie) is that they believe marriage is a directive from God (they don't bother to explain why a marriage in a registrar's office is still marriage) and therefore sacred. It all boils down to not wanting to share that sanctity with anyone who isn't following the roolz. If gays can get married, then marriage is no longer sacred.

The fringe right is going so far as to arrange marriages for their children in an attempt to bring it back to "biblical" standards. Insisting that marriage is a sacred institution locks many of these women in loveless marriages that are akin to slavery.

I do have hopes that someday my son will be able to marry the man he loves and I believe it will happen in my lifetime. I don't know what these people will do when it becomes the law of the land. And it will happen eventually.

RA said...

But haven't spome states in US legislated the same sex marriage?
I have a friend in Massachusetts, who was legally married to his partner in 2004. As far as I understan it, they were among the first couples to do so. What have I missed?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You're right, RA, there are a couple of individual U.S. states where same-sex marriage is legal, but it is not legal in the country as a whole. My list is of countries where marriage equality is legalized for all citizens.

RA said...

Oh, OK. Thanks. :)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

and ole dumb ass America is still sucking hind tit...
I'm thrilled for the 10 countries..just wish we were one of them...

Cora said...

YAY ARGENTINA!!! <3 <3 <3

One day the US will wake up. It's just going to take all of us to be the alarm clock.

Rue said...

Awww. *Sniff* I always cry at weddings! Cheers for Argentina!!!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

first off...come on america...let's get with it...

i see you at octoberfarm almost everyday and had to come by to say HI....

and i have always swooned over your gloves...i tried making some of those last winter...but never finished...got confused :-{

i love your blog and am HAPPY to follow...
p.s. i have a puppy i named teddy after octoberfarms' teddy...she just about saved my life last march when my doggie Buddy died...so i named my new little guy after her teddy...and it's the PERFECT name for him...

i'll be back soon
kary and teddy

faerwillow said...

~how sweet it is! yeah for number ten...keep um rollin...maybe your posts are doing some justice!! sending good voibes out there...who will be eleven! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Little Messy Missy said...

Slow changes but at least it is CHANGING. :0)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

happy to see you at farmhouse !!!

kary and teddy
xxx

Blueberry said...

Afraid the USA will be one of the last. At some point the Fed lawmakers will have to overrule the right of the states to hold back this civil right. I am betting on 20 years. Just a wild guess.

mistress maddie said...

What a great blog honey! I have been meaning to stop by from Corey's and say hi! I have always wanted to go to Argentina to see it and the gorgrous men!!! I knew I loved them for a reason. It is great news!

submerina said...

Glad to see my homeland up there in the early Top 10! Can't believe the UK hasn't gotten with the program yet... maybe they'll be next?

Lynette Killam said...

YAY! One more country has taken a stand! So glad I live in Canada where I'll be able to see my son marry his partner, should that be what he chooses. However, much more needs to be done to change the mindset of some straights. I'm afraid it is not altogether uncommon for us to hear of gay-bashing in Vancouver.

Still, clearly some progress is being made...thank you, Argentina!

Lynette

City Wiccan said...

Sexy gay Latin men kissing . . . great blog entry! . . . and passing the marriage law ain't that bad either :)