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Ive been reading some of US gay marriage threads and people talking about how much bigotry there in the US because this is a issue. I thought perhaps
we should look how other countries handle Gay Marriage around the world.
- The country with the most people more then a billion. There must be alot of gays there. Can they get married?
psychiatric community still considers homosexuality an illness.
Lets look at the middle east for a bit. I dont even have to get into if gay marriage is legal in these countries. But this is the law regarding
-Homosexuality is illegal, those charged with love-making are given a choice of four deathstyles: being hanged, stoned, halved by a sword,
or dropped from the highest perch. According to Article 152
- Homosexual activity is illegal, punished with 3 to 5 years imprisonment
- Has a sodomy law, homosexual acts are subject to a maximum penalty of death. Sodomy is proved either by the culprit confessing
four times or by the testimony of four trustworthy Muslim men. If there are less than four witnesses or one of them is not trustworthy, they are all
to be punished with 80 lashes (a slave 40) for slander.
- Egyptian law does not explicitly refer to homosexuality, but a wide range of laws covering obscenity and public morality are punishable
by jail terms. But many people have gone to jail for homosexual activity.
Some other Muslim countries
- Homosexual activity is illegal, punishable with life in prison, and corporal punishment of 100 lashes, while Islamic law, which also
can be enforced legally, calls for up to 100 lashes or death by stoning.
-. Homosexual activity is illegal, punishable by 100 lashes or death
- Homosexual activity is forbidden, punishable by death
Alright lets leave the Muslim countries alone for awhile
-Japanese psychiatrists have now declared same-sex orientation is not a mental illness.
Thats a step in the right direction. Gay
Marriage though nope.
-Gay couples have no official status except in Catalonia, but barring them from adopting children or receiving inheritance benefits.
-The Pretoria High Court in South Africa ruled Friday that same-sex couples had the same right as opposite-sex couples to adopt
children, however recently a petition for same-sex marriage has been denied.
-A few cities have taken the symbolic step of creating a register for unmarried couples, but the measures carry no legal weight.
I could go on but I wont ,I think the point is clear we are some close minded bigots here in the US.