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.
|Date:||April 3rd, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)|
1 days after journal entry, 02:15 pm (livredor's time)
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!