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Uruguay: Marriage equality bill approved in lower house of Congress

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Dec 2012, 4:49pm

    Puts us to shame doesn’t it? A catholic country of all things. Next stop Colombia, Mexico.

    I can’t wait for France to do it next month bringing it that much closer to home, something the opposition in the UK won’t like one bit but proving they are on the losing side and on the wrong side of history. I don’t think praying about it has helped them much and perhaps their God doesn’t approve of their bigotry after all.

  2. Jock S. Trap 12 Dec 2012, 4:50pm

    Excellent news for Uruguay!!!

    Have to say I love the name ‘Julio Bango’!!

  3. Bobbleobble 12 Dec 2012, 5:03pm

    Uruguay’s looking like number 12! Next year France, England and Wales, New Zealand and Mexico are likely to join them and others could swiftly follow. Hurrah!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Dec 2012, 5:49pm

      Colombia could well be another, Finland too!

    2. That There Other David 12 Dec 2012, 11:06pm

      Scotland will beat England and Wales. No Lords based delays.

  4. Meanwhile in Brazil, the goverment does not support gays

  5. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Dec 2012, 12:49am

    Well done Uruguay you have always been ahead on the times (even being just next door to Brazil). I doubt both Finland and Germany will be next – because of a Governing Christian Party and anti-immigration Coalition!

    And Australia the land of former convicts will soon be the only country in the western world to be without gay marriage! I predict in the year 2027 Australia will have same sex marriage – one year before a SCOTUS decision to strick down all constitutional bans on same sex marriage in 2028 in Taxas, Okahoma, Mississippi, Utah and Kansas!

    Singapore the only western nation to have a sodomy law still on the books as we head into 2013 in 17 day time! Some 21 US States also still have sodomy laws on their books (and just blatantly refuse to repeal them) as we head into the 10 years anniversary of the Lawrence V Texas SCOTUS decision that stricken down all sodomy laws in the US!

    The US Supreme Court still procrastinating and delaying on both the Prop 8 and DOMA decisions!

  6. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Dec 2012, 1:00am

    New Zealand and the United Kingdom are getting on with the job with a Conservative Government mind you!

    Marriage is a conservative value, so that means we actually SHOULD be allowing gay couples to marry!

    Here in Australia we have an election sometime in late 2013, so there will the usual ducking, dodging and weaving of the usual questions pollies do on cost of living pressures, marriage equality, industrial relations, electricity prices, aboriginal welfare and constitutional recognition, the NT intervention, Murray river water allocations, wheat market de-regulation, becoming a republic, racism, health care, education, NAPLAN tests, discrimination law reform, hoon laws, bill of rights for Australia, etc!

  7. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Dec 2012, 1:05am

    People trafficking for sex work in Kings Cross, “very corrupt to the bone” former NSW Labor politicians, alcohol fuelled violence, money laundering, immigrant people smuggling on boats and bikie gangs are a HUGE problem here in Australia too!

  8. GingerlyColors 13 Dec 2012, 6:55am

    Will Uruguay say ‘I do’ before us? If it is good enough for them and their neighbours, Argentina then why not us?

  9. All the controversy in this country, and the mass opposition from many mps concerning equal human rights, really shows how backward this country despite the self congratulations on how progressive we are here.

  10. Uruguay proud of you if you would pass this law :)

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