Through out the history of our nation, since it?s founding in the fire of revolution in 1776, we have spent more time at war through either actual fighting or in proxy wars, than we have at peace.
We have fought wars against almost every major European power, including ones who are now our allies, such as Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, as well as nations that are still not so friendly such as Russia.
America?s conflicts 1798 to 2004
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 »