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Saturday, December 11, 2004

...And Counting

If you're keeping track, here's the current rundown of the places that recognize same-sex unions: New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Oh, yeah -- and 1/25th of the United States (Massachusetts and Vermont).

In 50 years, this list will be too lengthy to recite. Everybody, join in with me now: "It's been a long, long time coming/But I know a change gonna come...."

New Zealand Recognizes Same-Sex Unions


December 9 -- New Zealand's Parliament has adopted legislation to legally recognize civil unions between same-sex partners.

The Civil Union Bill, which narrowly squeaked by at 65 votes to 55 on Thursday, gives gay and lesbian couples the same legal rights as heterosexual married couples in areas such as child custody, property, taxes, retirement benefits and welfare.

Read the entire article here --> http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/12/09/NZ-same-sex-041209.html

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