Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Cape of Good Sense

Good for the government of South Africa. The following comes from The New York Times:
“South Africa’s Parliament overwhelmingly voted today to legalize same-sex marriages, making the nation the first in Africa and the fifth in the world to remove legal barriers to gay and lesbian unions, according to activists.”
Of course, I still can’t get out of my mind what novelist-social critic Gore Vidal told Time magazine interviewer Richard Lacayo, when he was asked, “What do you think of gay marriage?” Vidal’s response: “Since heterosexual marriage is such a disaster, why on earth would anybody want to imitate it?”

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