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livredor
Another reason to like Sweden
Thursday, 02 April 2009 at 03:42 pm
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Today's headline news is that the country has passed a law giving formally equal rights to same sex couples, including the right to marry in the state church. (The situation was nearly equal de facto anyway, so really the new law is fixing minor technicalities of wording and such, but it's still good progress.) Anyway, this isn't why I like Sweden; no, why I like Sweden is because the (female) leader of the opposition party decided to celebrate by setting up a photo op snogging a woman who's a big shot in one of the gay rights groups. One of the trashy newspapers headlined this with: HOT LESBO KISS celebrates equal marriage law... this refers to two middle-aged, smartly dressed but not conventionally "sexy" female politicians.

In other news, I'm mostly offline at the moment, because cartesiandaemon is visiting, and I am overwhelmed with Pesach prep and other urgent stuff, and because my main computer is dying.


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khalinche: default
From:khalinche
Date:April 2nd, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
8 minutes after journal entry, 02:56 pm (khalinche's time)
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Ni-ice! Although I could certainly live without the equivalent photo-op as done by Anne Widdecombe and Harriet Harman, say.
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rysmiel: it's all about the zaphod
From:rysmiel
Date:April 2nd, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
47 minutes after journal entry, 10:35 am (rysmiel's time)
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Oh, I don't know. Celebratory of something good is good from just about anyone.
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livredor: ewe
From:livredor
Date:April 3rd, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 03:15 pm (livredor's time)
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I think I more want to live in a country where politicians think it's good publicity to snog random MOTSS in support of gay rights, than I don't want to see ugly politicians snogging. Apart from the obvious point that gay rights are for ugly people as well as hot lesbians, I would be so overjoyed by gay rights being mainstream enough for someone like Widdecombe to support the issue that I would overlook her general repulsiveness!
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pplfichi: stones
From:pplfichi
Date:April 4th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 05:54 pm (pplfichi's time)
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Oh I think it would be fantastic statement about changes in what's acceptable. Not that I can see it happening though :\
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pir_anha: default
From:pir_anha
Date:April 2nd, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
7 hours after journal entry, 02:04 pm (pir_anha's time)

HOT LESBO KISS

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that is awesome. *sigh*.
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redbird: default
From:redbird
Date:April 2nd, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 07:56 pm (redbird's time)
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Nice, indeed.
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hatam_soferet: default
From:hatam_soferet
Date:April 3rd, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
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Best of luck with all the organisy stuff...if I can be useful with seder, give me a shout, won't you?
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403: Torah Fandom
From:403
Date:April 3rd, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
14 hours after journal entry, April 2nd, 2009 09:44 pm (403's time)
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Do you happen to have the MSDS for matzah?
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