Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.
So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?
Early this morning Argentina became the first country in Latin America to approve Marriage Equality. This also makes them the 10 nation to grant full Marriage Equality to it?s people.
Argentina?s senate voted 33-27 after nearly 14 hours of debate with a vote at about 4am local time to approve the law.
Argentina’s President Cristina Fern?ndez de Kirchner issued a statement prior to the vote stating she supported the bill and would sign it if passed. There was also speculation that their Supreme Court was about to issue a ruling in a pending case that would have legalized same sex marriage even if the senate had not approved the bill.
Even NOM?s chief fear monger wasn?t able to stop the advancement of equality and human dignity.
On a side note, I wonder how many Argentineans get tired of being connected to that Madonna song.
After the break… video of remarks by Argentina’s President. Read the rest of this entry »