...the South African parliament passed legislation recognizing same-sex marriages.
It still has to go through some more hoops but it sounds like it's likely to pass without too much more trouble.
GOOD JOB SOUTH AFRICA!
As for the US.... well, twenty some odd states have voted to ban same sex marriages in their state constitutions and it's failed in one single state? Our own president is adamant that we must pass an amendment to the U.S. constitution permanently relieving some of our citizens of rights that the rest of us take for granted. So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave. We've clearly become the land of the self-centered and the home of the hypocritical.
 - My last post about gay marriage garnered one anonymous post from some coward who didn't like my perspective. I didn't bother to respond to that, but in case their pathetic excuse for a life (online or otherwise) still involves trolling through my LJ, then please take the time and explain to me how people can support DIVORCE and still claim to care about the "sanctity" of marriage? How people can be opposed to abortion and be opposed to birth control? How the people who most evoke Christ to justify their hatred and bigotry are often the ones who are least Christ-like in their actions?