Sunday, December 04, 2005

South Africa Legalizes Gay Marriage

Remember South Africa? The oppressive country whose apartheid policies made them the scourge of the thinking world up until about 15 years ago? Well, now their high court has gone and legalized same sex marriage.

This is a bold move on a continent where many religious leaders openly call for gays to be stoned to death. Unlike the United States, South Africa expressly prohibits discriminating against someone on the basis of sexual orientation in its 1996 constitution.

When it comes to same sex marriage, South Africans now have more freedom than Americans do. Think about that next time you hear that stupid Lee Greenwood song.

1 comment:

jennifer said...

It's also now legal in the U.K., which is not quite as dramatic as South Africa, but still makes us look like a bunch of backward yokel rubes: