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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Argentina: Law of the Land is Equal Marriage and Equal Rights to Adoption
So as we--a nation that promises bold leadership and being on the vanguard of human rights for all people (created equal, right?)--dither about DADT, letting DOMA die, fight state by state for the equal right to marry and adopt (Anita Bryant is coming back in OK), another country has moved ahead of us in this arena of justice:
So the UK, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, etc., have moved ahead of us, another nation has joined them in being place of "liberty and justice for all": Argentina. This, one of the countries that is also beholden to the image of the machismo male.
Here are the 10 nations that provide equal rights to marriage: 2001 Netherlands 2003 Belgium 2005 Spain 2005 Canada 2006 South Africa 2008 Norway 2009 Sweden 2010 Portugal 2010 Iceland 2010 Argentina
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I am a dad, who happens to be gay, with two amazing young adult children who have taught me, my partner, and their mom what grace, faith, hope, and love are all about. I am also an ordained clergyperson in the Presbyterian Church (USA), involved in congregational life, sometimes preaching here and there, and an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, MN. I taught at Duke Divinity School at Duke University for over a decade, and I currently teach at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. I teach Ethics, World Religions, and English. And I am the Director of a religious non-profit, "School of the Pilgrim" (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com), in which I take people on actual pilgrimages to break out of the religion of rush hour in order to find their inner spiritual path. I am also glad to work with and be an advocate with people living with disabilities in faith communities, who teach me more about life in all its wonders and quirks. Enjoy the blog! And for more information about the book ON BEING A GAY PARENT, go to www.onbeingagayparent.com. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, and phone is 919-444-9111