Friday, January 12, 2007

Mexico starts moving toward marriage equality.

It must be disappointing and horrifying to be a Theopublican these days. Not only has the GOP suffered seriously at the polls but they are losing their moralistic crusade as well. They have made, as their symbol of their intolerance and fundamentalism, gay equality their primary issue. And at best they are holding the flood back on a limited basis and watching it move through other areas. They recently lost a vote in Arizona and New Jersey has passed civil unions. South Africa recently passed civil unions as well. Canada has had gay marriage for sometime and the United Kingdom has civil unions -- even the Conservative Party there is supportive of the move.

And now they are finding the flood coming in from the south as well. Last November Mexico City passed new legislation dramatically increasing the equality rights of gay couples. Now the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, just south of the Theocratic State of Texas, has passed the same legislation.

The vote was 20 to 13 in favor of the new legislation. Other South American areas have recently passed similar civil unions legislation including Buenos Aires and Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil. Coahuila is mainly a ranching and mining areas.