Friday, November 28, 2014

Finland legalizes gay marriage!


In a vote of 105-92, Finland’s Parliament today approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriages.
 
The reform will force wide-ranging changes in other legislation, which will take well over a year to finalise. The law will therefore not take effect until 2016 at the earliest.
 
The Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee had recommended the bill be rejected, arguing that allowing same-sex marriage might make adoption from abroad more difficult, particularly from neighboring Russia. Previously, the Legal Affairs Committee had blocked the law on two occasions
 
But 160,000 people signed a petition in favor of the legislation and a majority of party leaders,including National Coalition Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, signaled their support for same-sex marriage.
 
Finland is the last of the Nordic countries to legalize same-sex marriage.

Great news!


Tom of Finland smiles wherever he may be

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mass Gay Wedding in Brazil


Rio de Janeiro married 160 LGBT couples on Sunday in what the state hailed as "the largest collective same-sex civil wedding ceremony in the world".

The event was the fifth mass gay wedding organized by state program "Rio Without Homophobia" and the state court, which have married a total 500 LGBT couples.

The Brazilian Supreme Court recognized same-sex civil unions in 2011, and gay marriage was legalized in May last year.




Happy Thanksgiving Day 2014