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Uruguay considering gay marriage bill

Timothy Kincaid

November 14th, 2012

Uruguay has, since 2007, offered protection and recognition to same sex couples under a civil unions bill. It is now considering a law to offer full marriage. (AP)

Uruguay’s congress is considering a gay marriage law that would give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.

The proposed “marriage equality” law would change Uruguay’s nearly-century-old civil code and give married gays and lesbians all the rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples, including the possibility of adopting children.

It was drafted by gay rights activists in the so-called “Black Sheep Collective” and now has the support of lawmakers in the ruling Broad Front coalition, which decided Wednesday to debate the measure next week in the House of Deputies’ constitutional commission.

Naturally the Catholic Church opposes it.

And it what surely has to be considered for some award for truly astonishing arrogance and supremist attitudes, Bishop Jaime Fuentes had this to say: “Giving this kind of union the same obligations and rights as marriage would represent serious discrimination against a married man and woman.”

Oh, gosh, how dreadfully unfair. Idiot.



November 15th, 2012 | LINK

The bishop’s statement is staggering — I guess the Church has given up even a pretense of making sense.

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