This Sucks: Cuban Gays considering to get legal same-sex recognition

The Commies in Havana are considering giving more rights to their same-sex couples than we offer here in the United States. Comparatively speaking; the Republicans have managed to limit almost any rights for gays and lesbians here in the “Land of the Marginally Free and the Not So Brave”.Living in a free world

Which begs the question: Is it better to live in a socialist or even communist state than it is to live in a land dictated by the GOP?

Okay, let’s tally up a review of countries that allow same-sex marriage. A trip over to Wikidom and this is what we find:

  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Belgium

Damned Canadians…

…And the Belgians too!! Have you seen what those Belgian girls look like?!! Ugh!! The Republicans routinely blast the stupid theory that if we allow same-sex marriage; how long before people will be wanting to marry their cow, their dog or perhaps their favorite chicken? Now you have a land famous for waffles, Belgian workhorses and ugly chicks and you throw in same-sex marriages…!? That’s a classic disaster waiting to happen if you’re a Republican. And yet, we’re still waiting to hear someone who’d rather marry their favorite horse in exchange of a fine looking Belgian lass holding a short-stack smothered with real maple syrup. So much for that stupid Republican theory about Man-On-Marmoset Rights thing.

Iran HomosexualsIsrael recognizes same-sex unions performed in other countries too. However it’s still illegal to perform same-sex civil unions (for now). But just you watch; it won’t be long before the Israelis are reminded that the gays and lesbians were murdered and tortured during the Holocaust just as the Jews were. POOF!! The Israeli Knesset will dole out full-blown same-sex civil rights faster than Yentl could slobber down a bowlful of Kreplach soup on any given night during Yom Kippur.

The Canadians and the Spanish both have laws where same-sex marriages have all of the same set of rights as their hetero-coupled neighbors.

…Damned Canadians. Sheeshe!

Civil Unions, Civil partnerships, domestic partnerships, unregistered partnerships or registered partnerships are available in the following countries not controlled or out of reach from control of the GOP:

  • Andorra
  • Columbia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • …Parts of Argentina
  • Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Mexico
  • Uruguay

Columbia?!! Uruguay?! ..And Argentina? Freakin half of South America gets more rights and respect to their GLBT citizens than they do here!! I have a better chance hooking up with a gaucho from La Paz, Argentina than I have in La Paz, Texas. …And we’d have more rights in Argentina!Giuliani Kerik

Think about it: You can buy a line of blow from a man in Columbia and have a civil-union ceremony with him and have more legal rights than you would if you were in Fucking-Florida. Because if you’re gay in Florida, you can’t even adopt an orphaned child.

Now I had to look up Andorra since I’m not up on my Euro-Trash geography. This country is about the size of an Eisenhower dollar on the border between France and Spain. Andorrans, surprisingly have the longest life expectancy throughout the known world. I can marry my Star Trekkie husband in Andorra and truly “live long and prosper”. And we won’t have any “God Hates Fags” protests marching outside our funeral services. Good bye Republicans…Make room, Andorra!

Here in the United States; the following have registered same-sex partnerships on the books:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon (delays)
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • District of Columbia

In the land Down Under: Australia’s laws are completely insane. But built-in provisions between states, territories and council areas have same-sex registry systems for:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

Unregistered same-sex couples have rights in:

  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Norfolk Island
  • Western Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales

As far as I’ve heard; there hasn’t been one single marriage request for an Aussie to marry his favorite koala, ostrich or platypus. However, I did hear about some Aussie lesbian who tried to get her freaky on with a kangaroo! She was about 37, dishwater blond hair…smallish boobs…. Face it: That GOP shit about marrying your goat is crap and Americans are stupid enough to believe them.

Same sex-couples in Sweden and Iceland both get nearly everything identical to their heterosexual neighbors enjoy. But there’s an added bonus to be in a gay relationship if you hail from the land of lingonberries and Bjork:

…Partnership laws are short laws that state that wherever the word “marriage” appears in the country’s law will now also be construed to mean “registered partnership” and wherever the word “spouse” appears will now also be construed to mean “registered partner” – thereby transferring the body of marriage laws onto same-sex couples in registered partnerships. In these countries, registered partnerships are generally called marriage in daily speech.

Civil Partnerships in United Kingdom and Civil Unions in New Zealand have identical legal status to (heterosexual) marriages. These same sex-couples enjoy the same rights including tax exemptions, joint property rights as well as next-of-kin status and shared parenting responsibilities. As far as I’ve been told: There have been no immediate spike in the price of lamb chops or mutton since all of these “gay rights” have become available in these countries.

So I’ll ask the question again: Is it better to live in a socialist or even communist state than it is to live in a land dictated by the GOP? Is worrying about some idiot marrying their parakeet really seem that likely to you? Does it seem logical enough for someone who claims to live in a country that brags about “freedom”?FruitFly

Now we can throw in the Commies in Cuba on the list of countries where the gays and lesbians have equal rights and the United States doesn’t. Countries where most folks have never heard of give more respect to their gay and lesbian citizens than we do here in the U.S. And at the mere mention of gay and lesbian civil recognition… and the GOP ‘s Hate Machine goes into full-tilt and fear and loathing is spread throughout the community.

…Damned Cubans. Fucking Republicans…

Update:

Al Gore has just published his “Opinion” on CurrenTV which was picked up on Pams House Blend. Although I loves me some Al Gore, no doubt there’s someone out there who’ll falsely claim Al Gore invented Gay Marriage.

Even The Canadians Will Cave When Bush Demands It

Cass Lake, MNThe Canadian training manual used by diplomats in their Foreign Service have a section that lists all of the countries where torture is used. I’ll give you three guesses on which countries are on the list.

Give up?!?

United States, Israel, Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Syria

Isn’t it nice to be in the company with the likes of Mexico and Egypt? Makes ya feel like you need a flea-dip, doesn’t it?

Al Jazeera is reporting the story that the Canadians caught a rash from the US Ambassador and demanded that the US be removed from the list.

“We find it to be offensive for us to be on the same list with countries like Iran and China. Quite frankly it’s absurd,” David Wilkins, the US Ambassador told The Associated Press on Friday.

“For us to be on a list like that is just ridiculous.”

He said the US does not authorise or condone torture. “We think it should be removed and we’ve made that request. We have voiced our opinion very forcefully,” Wilkins said.

Note to Mr. Wilkins:

The Bush Administration, after the United States Supreme Court told him he wasn’t allowed, decided to redefine what constituted “torture”. compromise TortureAnd if I’m not mistaken, it was Republican presidential candidate John McCain who decided to com- promise with the Bush Admin- istration by not only him to redefine what is and what is not “Torture”. But McCain’s “compromised” included “Sodomy” and “Rape” as methods Bush would be allowed and still not be considered torture. (Leave it to those dirty-minded Republicans. Honest to God…How many perverted little pigs can the Republican Party produce?! It’s fascinating that since they’re so pron to sexually deviant behavior (Larry Craig, David Vitter, Bob Allen, etc) that deciding “rape” and “sodomy” should be allowed for prisoners as a means of compromise really couldn’t be that big of a surprise, should it?) I wonder how many times John McCain was raped and sodomized when he was a POW?

The Canadian response was just as bad. The Canucks sounded a bit like a trapped rat:

“I regret the embarrassment caused by the public disclosure of the manual used in the department’s torture awareness training,” Bernier said.

It contains a list that wrongly includes some of our closest allies. I have directed that the manual be reviewed and rewritten. The manual is neither a policy document nor a statement of policy. As such, it does not convey the government’s views or positions,” the statement added.

All of this came about via a certain Syrian-born Canadian engineer, Maher Arar. Arar was detained and tortured for over a year in Syria by the United States. The Canadian justice working on his behalf, eventually cleared him of the allegations. That same justice inquiry produced a manual about the case which was used to develop and train future Canadian diplomats. The training manual explained what appropriate actions should be taken when they’re handing captives to these countries on the list and it eventually become the gold standard for the Canadian Foreign Service.

Amnesty International got the final word:

Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International, said: “It was commendable to see that manual, which seemed to include an important section that was an objective assessment of humanFruitFly 6 rights concerns around the world.

“To see that now be undermined by concerns about embarrassing allies is very disappointing.”