JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 1 - South Africa's highest court ruled today that same-sex marriages enjoy the same legal status as those between men and women, effectively making the nation one of just five worldwide that have removed legal barriers to gay and lesbian unions...
But the Constitutional Court said that the refusal to give legal status to gay marriages, though grounded in common law, violated the constitution's guarantee of equal rights.
Too bad we don't have something like that here! Maybe someday we can amend our own Constitution and add a fourteenth amendment that could say something about equal protection under the law.
Course, keeping pace with South Africa on equal protection is probably asking for too much from Republican America. After all, the patron saint of the modern Republican party, Ronald Reagan, as well as honoring SS troopers in Bitburg , was a huge supporter of apartheid.
Which the South Africans finally found to be morally repugnant. Though Reagan never did.
It's a proud human rights' record the modern Republican party has. No wonder it's so believable when they shed those big tears for all those Iraqis that Saddam tortured and executed, and gassed. When Reagan was in the White House. Supplying Saddam with the gas.
Sorry, but the modern Republican party, the party of Reagan and Bush and Bush is the laughing stock of the civilized world. They don't give a shit about people. It's appalling that they keep pretending they do.