Thursday, November 30, 2006

South Africa Has Same Sex Marriage

South Africa became the first country in Africa to legalize same sex marriages:

"(The) acting president ... has signed into law the Civil Union Act, 2006," the president's office said in a statement.

The legislation came into operation on Thursday, and allows for civil unions to be solemnized by way of either a marriage or a civil partnership.


Marriage Equality is on the march!

3 comments:

John Hosty said...

It amazes me that our country would look down upon South Africa for racism, then see it rocket past us in social equality for their gay citizens. We need to continue to stand up for ourselves unti we catch back up to being the leaders in liberty we were before.

Yzerfontein said...

Today 2 men got married in South Africa! Gay marriage in South Africa - wow! We gave the world apartheid, I guess we've got some ground to catch up...but it's a good start.

reets said...

Hi.. an overview and the text of the Civil Union Act, No. 17 of 2006, now in force, can be found at http://www.legalb.co.za/SANatTxt/2006_000/2006_017_000-Ove-v20061117_29441_0497_1208.htm

Rita