High-five South Africa!
Reuter’s reports that South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ordered parliament to include same-sex marriages in marriage laws within the next year.
“The exclusion of same-sex couples from the benefits and responsibilities of marriage … signifies that their capacity for love, commitment and accepting responsibility is by definition less worthy of regard than that of heterosexual couples,” Justice Albie Sachs said in the ruling.
Currently, gay South Africans may legally adopt children and inherit from their partners’ wills, according to the article.
This is welcome stunner considering how homophobic many African cultures are.
Closer to home in Canada, conservative opposition leader Stephen Harper is busy campaigning on the platform that, if elected, he will force a vote in Canadian parliament to try and overturn this year’s legalization of same-sex marriage.
Boo Stephen Harper, Booooo.
The US, meanwhile, continues to sit on its thumbs and spin.