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Gay Marriage Part 2
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mudcub
And here is a hand chart of the status of gay marriage in the 37 "developed nations" defined by a vague notion of economic strength. Check out the definition at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country

It's odd to note the lack of gay marriage progress in Asia. I would have expected some recognition in Japan, for example. I may have left out civil unions or domestic partnerships in some European countries such as Austria or Ireland. And I've left all the smaller duchies and principalities at the end, since I didn't know their status at all. But it's sad to see the United Status standing alone for not having a country-wide gay marriage law. There is action in Italy and Australia and others, so we'll see if 2007 leaves us completely alone on this list.

X = full marriage rights 
Y = civil unions fully equivalent to marriage 
O = civil unions partially equivalent to marriage 

X Canada 
United States 
X Israel 
Japan 
O Andorra 
Austria 
X Belgium 
Cyprus 
O Denmark 
Y Finland 
O France 
O Germany 
Greece 
Y Iceland 
Ireland 
Italy 
Liechtenstein 
O Luxembourg 
Monaco 
X Netherlands 
Y Norway 
O Portugal 
X Spain 
Y Sweden 
O Switzerland 
O United Kingdom 
Australia 
O New Zealand
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Bermuda (UK) 
Hong Kong (PRC) 
Macau (PRC) 
Singapore 
South Korea 
Republic of China (Taiwan) 
Faroe Islands (Den.) 
Vatican City (Holy See) 
San Marino 


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That list was just the top "industrialized nations"... so I also had to leave off Uruguay. My point is that the US is trailing badly behind the other economic powerhouses that supposedly fuel the world economy.

But P.S. you seem to know a lot about it... are you Slovenian at all? You looked like you might be, or maybe it's just the mustache! {grin}

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