Saturday, August 01, 2009

Do I live in a backward country?

Here is some news from Albania:
By Benet Koleka

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's homosexuals won more than they had hoped for after the government said it planned to allow same-sex marriages despite opposition from religious leaders and politicians.

The proposal put forward by Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Thursday faces a tough fight in parliament.

But should he make good on his plans, Albania would join European Union members The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain in giving gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples and would be the first country in the Balkans to do so.
Toujours Dan posts the BBC article with the heading "Al... Albania?"

As Mark Lowen notes in the BBC post:
In a predominantly Muslim country with almost no open homosexual community, the announcement by a conservative PM has taken people by surprise.

And that is an understatement, I'm sure.

As for me living in a backward country, just check out the "birther" movement.

--the BB

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