Same-Sex Marriage Moves Ahead
Herrick, Jim, Free Inquiry
Spring has sprung, summer is beginning to sing--and weddings are bursting out all over. But what happens if Joseph falls for Jack and Janet dotes on Joan? Is there a wedding on the horizon for them? Do they have a means of celebrating their love and commitment with friends and family?
All over Europe, politicians and campaigners are discussing gay weddings with the less controversial alternative of "civil unions" being given greater precedence. Only the Netherlands and Belgium offer full marriage, the real thing, to same-sex couples, but in Germany at present the justice minister is promising to introduce legislation to permit same-sex marriages, despite the opposition of …
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Publication information: Article title: Same-Sex Marriage Moves Ahead. Contributors: Herrick, Jim - Author. Magazine title: Free Inquiry. Volume: 24. Issue: 5 Publication date: August-September 2004. Page number: 59+. © 1999 Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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