look at the world getting all into the 21st century. who knows what will happen next? we might even get treated like other human beings? the shock, the horror.
this from AFP:
MONTEVIDEO: Lawmakers in Uruguay have voted to allow adoptions by gays and lesbians in a first for Latin America, an opposition deputy says.
“They just approved it by 40 votes out of 53,” said Jaime Trobo of the opposition National Party on Thursday.
The measure still needs to pass through the senate, a move considered a formality since it was already approved there on a first reading.
It places the nation of some 3.5 million people another step apart from its more traditionally conservative neighbours after it authorised civil unions for homosexuals last year.
The proposal came despite criticism from the country’s religious leaders and some right-wing politicians.
Tabare Vazquez, the first leftist president in the country’s history, in May opened access for homosexuals to military schools.
Gays and lesbians have in the past decade won the right to adoption in various European and North American states and territories, as well South Africa and parts of Australia.
The rights involved vary greatly, however, with some permitting gay couples to adopt children who are not related to them, and others only allowing the gay partner of a biological parent to adopt that person’s offspring.
allegedly this shows the ghost of a small child crossing a walkway in a Chile, south american shopping mall.
pretty cool, huh? if it’s not a ghost, and i remain open-minded on such things, then it’s a pretty decent piece of fakery. good-o.
brazilian artist blu’s 2008 wall-animation painted on public spaces.