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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kudos to Portugal! Portugal’s Parliament Approves Same-sex Marriage


"Portugal’s parliament passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage today (yesterday). The bill “now goes to conservative President Anibal Cavaco Silva who can ratify or veto it, but a veto can be overturned by Parliament. 'If approved, Portugal would become '“the sixth European country to allow same-sex marriages.”' As Joe Sudbay notes, Portugal is heavily Roman Catholic, with more than 84 percent of the population identifying as such."

Our take:

Great! This calls for a celebration. Are you listening, Brazil? Are you listening, Big Nation to the north?

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