Tina K. Russell

June 11, 2008

Hooray for Norway

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Tina Russell @ 9:02 pm

World Briefing – Europe – Norway – New Rights Granted to Gays – Brief – NYTimes.com
The Parliament granted gay and lesbian couples the right to marry and to adopt children on an equal basis with heterosexual couples. The country’s new universal marriage act, which also allows lesbians to be artificially inseminated in Norwegian medical facilities, supersedes a domestic partnership policy. “No longer will there be different classes of love,” Erling Lae, the chief commissioner of Oslo, told an online newspaper minutes after the Parliament’s 84-41 vote, adding that he now plans to marry his male companion of 26 years.

Thank you, Norway, for supporting basic human dignity at a time when it’s under attack. Let’s be ready to follow their example!

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1 Comment »

  1. Don’t be too ready to follow their example – it’s a good place to be gay, perhaps, but the Norwegian government’s attitude towards transsexuals is nothing to be proud of. If you deviate at all from the official definition, you’re simply not taken seriously and denied any kind of treatment. Right now, a doctor is actually being criminally prosecuted for having treated non-op transsexuals. So much for basic human dignity…

    Comment by Bodil — June 12, 2008 @ 12:03 pm


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