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1 day ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 9/17 · 1 reply · +1 points

And still they appeal. Hateful to the bitter end. This kind of viciousness is why I love it when courts mandate gay marriage in certain places. Some places, people's hearts and minds will change with time and a little effort. For whatever reason, the West Indies seems an absolute lost cause.

(And lest someone try and make this a race thing, I would say the same thing about Russia and most of Eastern Europe). Hopefully the EU court mandates marriage equality across the whole region just to spite the Romanian bigots.

1 week ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 9/5 HUGE U... · 0 replies · +2 points

I really, really hope that by October we have some good news from Czechia or some other country to counterbalance this. Not that it will change anything one way or another in that sh*thole, but Romania is going to be a bloodbath. Frankly if we get 20% it will be some kind of miracle.

1 week ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 9/5 HUGE U... · 0 replies · +2 points

Sigh. I hope we'll win in the end but... why does Latin America ALWAYS seem like it's one step forward, two steps back?

2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 0 replies · +2 points

I was under the impression that the OVP and in particular the FPO were just being spiteful c*nts by refusing to move up the effective date. Even if they had the ability, they'd get shredded by the voters if they tried to overturn marriage equality.

2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 0 replies · +2 points

Pardon my ignorance Rick, but if the federal government legalizes marriage equality, wouldn't it extend to ALL states, even those without enough amparos? Or am I missing something? I know the amparos matter when dealing with their Supreme Court, but I didn't think they mattered when dealing with legislation.

2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 1 reply · +2 points

I wonder what "social diseases" he was referring to. I'm not being sarcastic, knowing Poland he could just as easily have been referring to Muslim immigration or something like that.

It's funny to hear this Kaczynski run his mouth on morality, considering he is a lifelong confirmed bachelor who has long been rumored to be gay.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 0 replies · +2 points

If you'll note, Jennifer Lu who is quoted in paragraph 1) is the same person quoted in paragraph 3b) about the million nos. I really think that in paragraph 1) she is referring to a "no" vote on the bigot's referendum to show that the "majority supports marriage equality".

But like I said, the article is not well written. I hope this doesn't come across as argumentative because we're absolutely on the same side here, and I'd certainly love to be proven wrong about Taiwan. I just know that many Chinese people still take that man-woman-child family bullshit seriously.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 2 replies · +2 points

The article is extremely poorly written. That said, I'm pretty sure it is referring to number 3 on your list (a gay marriage ban), as the article states that the gay community is organizing for "One Million Nos". At the end of the article it mentions that the referendum to legalize gay marriage only has about 270K signatures, whereas the bigots got around 600K for each of theirs.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 8/27 · 4 replies · +5 points

Well, it looks like there's going to be a referendum on banning gay marriage in Taiwan. To say I don't have high hopes for the result would be an understatement. The attached article is about the gay community attempting to organize a "no" vote on the referendum.

Where things get interesting is in the highly likely event that this shit passes, what then does the high court do? It would take a Chinese speaker to fully parse the ruling to be sure, but I have heard that the court left "wiggle room" which would mean civil unions and not marriage.
https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/taiwans-lgbti...

8 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 7/16 UPDAT... · 3 replies · +4 points

Yep. According to Wikipedia, only 50,000 signatures are needed to put a law passed by the legislature to a referendum. Since there are more than 8 million people in Switzerland, that should be a piece of cake for them to get if they want to.

I hope that the gay-rights people are planning for a potential referendum, although in this case I think we would win easily. Although I don't like seeing our rights put to a vote, it is kind of nice to see the homophobes demoralized when they lose. My only worry is the adoption thing - that still presses some people's buttons in Europe.