South Africa to allow Gay marriage  

redmustang91 57M  
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12/1/2005 12:38 pm

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South Africa to allow Gay marriage

The highest South Africa Court ruled that gay marriage has to be allowed, and ordered the legislature to implement the change, which will delay everything for a while. Eventually this change will come everywhere I predict as this human right of marriage is accepted for all sexual preferences.

I am in favor of gay marriage, as gays should have to suffer too! And it also makes it easier for the women to tell who is straight, so less competition for us heteros!

South Africa to have gay weddings

South Africa's highest court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriages, which are banned under current legislation. The Constitutional Court ordered that parliament amend marriage laws to allow gay weddings within a year.

The constitution outlaws discrimination against gays and lesbians, but social attitudes remain more conservative. The court ordered that the definition of marriage be changed from a "union between a man and a woman" to a "union between two persons".

Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal had ruled in a case brought by a lesbian couple that the current law discriminated against homosexuals.
But the home affairs department went to the Constitutional Court, arguing that only parliament could change the law.

"The common law definition of marriage is declared to be inconsistent with the constitution and invalid to the extent that it does not permit same-sex couples to enjoy the status and benefits it accords heterosexual couples," said Justice Albie Sachs in his ruling, AFP reports.

After the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled last November that Marie Fourie and Cecilia Bonthuys should be allowed to wed, they later found they were unable to register for a church wedding at the Department of Home Affairs.

Keketso Maema, a lawyer for the Lesbian and Gay Equality project, said he was disappointed that the Constitutional Court did not order the immediate legalisation of gay marriages.

"It's a bit disappointing. It feels like it's one step forward and still another one step backwards," he told Reuters.

Church groups in South Africa have argued that the issue should be put to a referendum, and say that most South Africans would oppose the legalisation of gay marriages.

South Africa's constitution - introduced in 1996 - was the first in the world specifically to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual preference.

tillerbabe 55F

12/1/2005 11:50 pm

Right on!

methodman1000 40M
1775 posts
12/2/2005 8:56 am

signs of end time and am against gay marriage.........

redmustang91 57M  
8605 posts
12/2/2005 9:50 am

Well if it is endtime that should be a very good thing! Let God and Jesus come back and make this world a heaven on Earth. I have never understood why religious people cry at funerals if they believe the person has gone to Heaven to be with God for eternity. Sounds much nicer than here on Earth, so we should all rejoice. Meanwhile back on Earth, I think the gays should get the same civil rights as the heteros. I still cannot understand how gay marriage harms hetero marriage.

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