Heterosexual marriage rates in Denmark increased after adoption of same-sex marriage, study shows.
"In the end, the Scandinavian and Dutch experience suggests that there is little reason to worry that heterosexual people will flee marriage if gay and lesbian couples get the same rights," Badgett concluded
, in a report published by The Institute for Gay & Lesbian Strategic Studies
Much of the report covers the same ground which Hoover Institution professor Stanley Kurtz
testified on before the US Congress in April this year, drawing almost diametrically opposite conclusions
MORE FROM THE PRESUMABLY STRAIGHT KURTZ HERE; FROM THE POSSIBLY GAY BADGETT HERE.
transforms the Tower T2 of the Bibliothèque nationale de France into a huge computer screen. Wanna play a giant game of Tetris
via your mobile phone? Or just wonder at the giant pixellated images
which the Parisiens can? Go here!
Or if you have Unix on your computer, you can hook up live
Those wacky Euro's, eh?
Norway Briefly Lead By Gay Prime Minister
whilst Egyptian Human Rights Groups Cannot Defend Gays
Compare and contrast: this cannot be seen simply as another East/West culture clash, when we know that there are a variety of views in the 'West' about gay 'rights', and indeed within Egypt itself. However, once achieved for homosexuals in western Europe (note the support of the French President
), is the march to progressive equal rights going to have any effect on friendly countries elsewhere in the world? What's the situation like in your neck of the woods? (hint: we've done Alabama...)