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  • Pete Zayonce
    By MAR ROMAN, Associated Press Writer MADRID, Spain - Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying conservatives and clergy who opposed making
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 2, 2005
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      By MAR ROMAN, Associated Press Writer



      MADRID, Spain - Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying
      conservatives and clergy who opposed making traditionally Roman Catholic
      Spain the third country to allow same-sex unions nationwide. Jubilant gay
      activists blew kisses to lawmakers after the vote.



      The measure passed the 350-seat Congress of Deputies by a vote of 187 to
      147. The bill, part of the ruling Socialists' aggressive agenda for social
      reform, also lets gay couples adopt children and inherit each others'
      property.



      The bill is now law. The Senate, where conservatives hold the largest
      number of seats, rejected the bill last week.
      But it is an advisory body and final say on legislation rests with the
      Congress of Deputies.



      After the final tally was announced, gay and lesbian activists watching from
      the spectator section of the ornate chamber cried, cheered, hugged, waved to
      lawmakers and blew them kisses.



      Several members of the conservative opposition Popular Party, which was
      vehemently opposed to the bill, shouted: "This is a disgrace." Those in
      favor stood and clapped.



      The Netherlands and Belgium are the only other two countries that allow gay
      marriage nationwide. Canada's House of Commons passed legislation Tuesday
      that would legalize gay marriage; its Senate is expected to pass the bill
      into law by the end of July.



      Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero noted this in debate before the
      vote.



      "We were not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last. After us
      will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two
      unstoppable forces: freedom and equality," he told the chamber.



      Zapatero said the reform of Spanish legal code simply adds one dry paragraph
      of legalese but means much more.



      He called it "a small change in wording that means an immense change in the
      lives of thousands of citizens. We are not legislating, ladies and
      gentlemen, for remote unknown people. We are expanding opportunities for
      the happiness of our neighbors, our work colleagues, our friends, our
      relatives."



      Zapatero lacks a majority in the chamber but got help from small
      regional-based parties that tend to be his allies.



      Spanish gay couples can get married as soon as the law is published in the
      official government registry. This could come as early as Friday, or within
      two weeks at the latest, parliament's press office said.



      Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy said after the vote that Zapatero has
      deeply divided Spain and should have sought a consensus in parliament that
      recognized same-sex unions but didn't call them marriage. Rajor said that
      if the vast majority of countries in the world don't accept gay marriage,
      including some run by Socialists, there must be a reason.



      "I think the prime minister has committed a grave act of irresponsibility,"
      Rajor told reporters.



      Beatriz Gimeno, a longtime leader of the gay rights movement in Spain, held
      back tears as she hugged her partner Boti after the vote.



      "It is a historic day for the world's homosexuals. We have been fighting
      for many years," Gimeno said. "Now comes the hardest part, which is
      changing society's mentality."

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    • Anthony Venn-Brown - Personal Coach
      Would anyone like to bet how long before Australia legalizes gay marriage. I reckon it will happen within 10 years…….maybe sooner. Anthony Moderator
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 2, 2005
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        Would anyone like to bet how long before Australia legalizes gay marriage.



        I reckon it will happen within 10 years…….maybe sooner.



        Anthony

        Moderator

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        forgiven. My sexual orientation is a gift from my Creator to be accepted,
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        Sent: Saturday, 2 July 2005 23:50
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        Subject: [ExExGayMinistry] FW: ARRIBA ESPAÑA!







        By MAR ROMAN, Associated Press Writer



        MADRID, Spain - Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying
        conservatives and clergy who opposed making traditionally Roman Catholic
        Spain the third country to allow same-sex unions nationwide. Jubilant gay
        activists blew kisses to lawmakers after the vote.



        The measure passed the 350-seat Congress of Deputies by a vote of 187 to
        147. The bill, part of the ruling Socialists' aggressive agenda for social
        reform, also lets gay couples adopt children and inherit each others'
        property.



        The bill is now law. The Senate, where conservatives hold the largest
        number of seats, rejected the bill last week.
        But it is an advisory body and final say on legislation rests with the
        Congress of Deputies.



        After the final tally was announced, gay and lesbian activists watching from
        the spectator section of the ornate chamber cried, cheered, hugged, waved to
        lawmakers and blew them kisses.



        Several members of the conservative opposition Popular Party, which was
        vehemently opposed to the bill, shouted: "This is a disgrace." Those in
        favor stood and clapped.



        The Netherlands and Belgium are the only other two countries that allow gay
        marriage nationwide. Canada's House of Commons passed legislation Tuesday
        that would legalize gay marriage; its Senate is expected to pass the bill
        into law by the end of July.



        Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero noted this in debate before the
        vote.



        "We were not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last. After us
        will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two
        unstoppable forces: freedom and equality," he told the chamber.



        Zapatero said the reform of Spanish legal code simply adds one dry paragraph
        of legalese but means much more.



        He called it "a small change in wording that means an immense change in the
        lives of thousands of citizens. We are not legislating, ladies and
        gentlemen, for remote unknown people. We are expanding opportunities for
        the happiness of our neighbors, our work colleagues, our friends, our
        relatives."



        Zapatero lacks a majority in the chamber but got help from small
        regional-based parties that tend to be his allies.



        Spanish gay couples can get married as soon as the law is published in the
        official government registry. This could come as early as Friday, or within
        two weeks at the latest, parliament's press office said.



        Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy said after the vote that Zapatero has
        deeply divided Spain and should have sought a consensus in parliament that
        recognized same-sex unions but didn't call them marriage. Rajor said that
        if the vast majority of countries in the world don't accept gay marriage,
        including some run by Socialists, there must be a reason.



        "I think the prime minister has committed a grave act of irresponsibility,"
        Rajor told reporters.



        Beatriz Gimeno, a longtime leader of the gay rights movement in Spain, held
        back tears as she hugged her partner Boti after the vote.



        "It is a historic day for the world's homosexuals. We have been fighting
        for many years," Gimeno said. "Now comes the hardest part, which is
        changing society's mentality."

        _____


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      • Pete Zayonce
        Well, let me see... With the lacklustre track record of Mr Carr (NSW Premier) - I think that on a state level it could be within the next 3 years. At the next
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 2, 2005
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          Well, let me see...

          With the lacklustre track record of Mr Carr (NSW Premier) - I think that on
          a state level it could be within the next 3 years.

          At the next election, the Liberal party won't be in power after the next
          vote, so I would say on a national level it will be within the next 5 years.

          Not too sure how good the crystal ball is... it gets low signal at this time
          of the morning ;-)



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          Would anyone like to bet how long before Australia legalizes gay marriage.



          I reckon it will happen within 10 years…….maybe sooner.



          Anthony

          Moderator

          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Exex-gay

          My sexual orientation is not a sickness to be healed or a sin to be
          forgiven. My sexual orientation is a gift from my Creator to be accepted,
          celebrated, and lived with integrity.



          _____

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          [mailto:exexgayministry@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Pete Zayonce
          Sent: Saturday, 2 July 2005 23:50
          To: Exex-gay@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [ExExGayMinistry] FW: ARRIBA ESPAÑA!







          By MAR ROMAN, Associated Press Writer



          MADRID, Spain - Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying
          conservatives and clergy who opposed making traditionally Roman Catholic
          Spain the third country to allow same-sex unions nationwide. Jubilant gay
          activists blew kisses to lawmakers after the vote.



          The measure passed the 350-seat Congress of Deputies by a vote of 187 to
          147. The bill, part of the ruling Socialists' aggressive agenda for social
          reform, also lets gay couples adopt children and inherit each others'
          property.



          The bill is now law. The Senate, where conservatives hold the largest
          number of seats, rejected the bill last week.
          But it is an advisory body and final say on legislation rests with the
          Congress of Deputies.



          After the final tally was announced, gay and lesbian activists watching from
          the spectator section of the ornate chamber cried, cheered, hugged, waved to
          lawmakers and blew them kisses.



          Several members of the conservative opposition Popular Party, which was
          vehemently opposed to the bill, shouted: "This is a disgrace." Those in
          favor stood and clapped.



          The Netherlands and Belgium are the only other two countries that allow gay
          marriage nationwide. Canada's House of Commons passed legislation Tuesday
          that would legalize gay marriage; its Senate is expected to pass the bill
          into law by the end of July.



          Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero noted this in debate before the
          vote.



          "We were not the first, but I am sure we will not be the last. After us
          will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentlemen, by two
          unstoppable forces: freedom and equality," he told the chamber.



          Zapatero said the reform of Spanish legal code simply adds one dry paragraph
          of legalese but means much more.



          He called it "a small change in wording that means an immense change in the
          lives of thousands of citizens. We are not legislating, ladies and
          gentlemen, for remote unknown people. We are expanding opportunities for
          the happiness of our neighbors, our work colleagues, our friends, our
          relatives."



          Zapatero lacks a majority in the chamber but got help from small
          regional-based parties that tend to be his allies.



          Spanish gay couples can get married as soon as the law is published in the
          official government registry. This could come as early as Friday, or within
          two weeks at the latest, parliament's press office said.



          Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy said after the vote that Zapatero has
          deeply divided Spain and should have sought a consensus in parliament that
          recognized same-sex unions but didn't call them marriage. Rajor said that
          if the vast majority of countries in the world don't accept gay marriage,
          including some run by Socialists, there must be a reason.



          "I think the prime minister has committed a grave act of irresponsibility,"
          Rajor told reporters.



          Beatriz Gimeno, a longtime leader of the gay rights movement in Spain, held
          back tears as she hugged her partner Boti after the vote.



          "It is a historic day for the world's homosexuals. We have been fighting
          for many years," Gimeno said. "Now comes the hardest part, which is
          changing society's mentality."

          _____


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