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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA

Total posts: 314
Posted:hello, i just want to know/discuss how gays and gay marriage are accepted around the world,

there has been all this conflict about gay marriage here in the U.S. i i realized i didnt know anything about attitudes towards gays in other parts of the world.

I know that Amsterdam is a big city for gay marriages, (last year they had more gay marriages than straight)but thats about it, so tell me all about it, what are the policies and attitudes in your part of the world?

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Canada recognizes gay marriage, and allows non-citizens to get married. Canada also allows partners to immigrate together.

Australia looks to be accepting of same sex marirage as well...I think it was Tazmania that passed an initiative legalizing same sex marriage.

I don't know about same sex marriage in the UK, but I do know if you live with someone for a year and aren't British, then you can immigrate as their common law partner.

As you know, the US is in a state of flux regarding same sex marriage. There's huge inequity between heterosexual couples and homosexual couples.

I think...the EU is working on making same-sex marriages or civil unions accepted and legal.

Mind you...I don't have indepth knowledge on any of those places except Canada and the US.


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: SpitFire

I don't know about same sex marriage in the UK, but I do know if you live with someone for a year and aren't British, then you can immigrate as their common law partner.




As far as I know, there's been no change in the law regarding same-sex marriages here in the UK, but I just thought it would be helpful to point out that the term "common law" no longer has legal significance here.

A quick search suggests same-sex marriages are valid under the immigration rules in the UK, if valid under the laws of the country it was contracted in smile


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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Now that's interesting. So...that might mean a couple from the states could get married in canada, then move to the UK if one of the partners was British? I wonder....

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Sunrise


Ivetka


Total posts: 211
Posted:hi,

in slovakia u arent accepted to be gay...between ppl...so i dont talk about legalizing gay marriage... frown

the true is that some ppl accept u of course who is open minded...hug
but when u walk trought street hand by hand????u meet lots of ppls opinions-positive wink or negative eek.../more negative/

but we have there some gay bars..so u always can escape there...heh

hope i helped u a bit...with yr knowlage of gay marriages around the world.. smile


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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Slovakia sounds much like the US was not 30 years ago. We've come a long way, certainly, and I'm grateful for the progress we've made. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go.

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 2830
Posted:SpitFire said Written by:
Australia looks to be accepting of same sex marirage as well...I think it was Tasmania that passed an initiative legalizing same sex marriage.



No, not really, although there will be some benefits re super etc.

Mr Howard, the Australian Prime Minister, was very quick to back Bush in condemning same-sex marriages after Massachusetts allowed same-sex marriages.

I'm not sure about the status in Tassie. I know that until recently (last few years) being gay was a crime.

For more info see:
Gay marriage ban not intended to offend: Howard
Govt to outlaw gay marriage


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free_spirit


stranger
Location: nsw,australia

Total posts: 5
Posted:hey all...im not gay but this is a topic that is really close to my heart. it angers me that political decisions such as banning gay marriages and same sex parenting goes on. i believe that love is the most beautiful, important emotion that man can ever experience and i think that depriving someone of this is as low as it gets...beyond words. everyone deserves the chance to find happiness.

HOMOPHOBIA IS SO GAY!

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Nephtys


Nephtys

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Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Total posts: 835
Posted:try here for a fairly round-the-world look:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/04/world/main604084.shtml
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Neph


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