The Inter-American Court of Human Rights backs same-sex marriage (could impact as many as 20 countries)

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights backs same-sex marriage (could impact as many as 20 countries)

This court just issued a sweeping LGBTQ victory for the Western Hemisphere

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a sweeping decision Tuesday ordering the legal recognition of same-sex families and transgender individuals that could impact as many as 20 countries across Central and South America. The decision was a response to an inquiry from Costa Rica, which has already acknowledged it will comply with the ruling.

Established in 1979 by the Organization of American States, the Court responds to human rights concerns brought from any of the member states, issuing either adjudicatory decisions in response to violations, or — as in this case — advisory opinions about how the countries’ laws must comply with the American Convention on Human Rights. Costa Rica asked the Court in 2016 whether it must extend property rights to same-sex couples, as well as whether it must allow transgender people to change their name and gender marker on identity documents — prompting Tuesday’s decision.

The ruling explains that the word “family” has evolved, and a family can include those with different genders and sexual orientations. Because the Convention protects all people’s fundamental rights, states should extend the same protections to those families as they do other families, including the rights of marriage. The Court noted that same-sex couples are part of a “historically oppressed and discriminated-against minority,” and also made clear that a separate but equal status like civil unions was stigmatizing and insufficient. Though many oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry for religious reasons, the decision notes that “in democratic societies, there should exist mutually peaceful coexistence between the secular and the religious,” and neither should infringe upon the other’s “spheres.”

Full Story: Thinkprogress - This court just issued a sweeping LGBTQ victory for the Western Hemisphere


My Comments:

1) Great News!

2) there are 19 countries bound by this court ruling which do not already have marriage equality,

3) This is particularly good for gay citizens of the more conservative countries that refuse to even consider allowing gay people marriage rights

4) while this has no immediate effect it does mandate the individual countries to pass gay marriage laws

5) Before the anti gay bitching and moaning begins all the countries affected all agreed to sign the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and as part of that they voluntarily agreed to be bound by this courts rulings
 
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"Though many oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry for religious reasons, the decision notes that “in democratic societies, there should exist mutually peaceful coexistence between the secular and the religious,” and neither should infringe upon the other’s “spheres.”

*cackle*
 

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Hopefully this will stymie the growing Evangelical political movement in Brazil which wants to turn back the clock.
 
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Why would they get any money for complying with this ruling their legally obligated to comply with?
Eh, who says they're legally obligated to comply with it? The seppos? They can always tell them to go fcvk a duck if they think the rulings are unfair (or unpopular). If they don't have any oil, then they won't be invaded.

Would you sign a contract where one party can arbitrarily stipulate what you can and cannot do?

I hope not!
 

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Eh, who says they're legally obligated to comply with it? The seppos? They can always tell them to go fcvk a duck if they think the rulings are unfair (or unpopular). If they don't have any oil, then they won't be invaded.

Would you sign a contract where one party can arbitrarily stipulate what you can and cannot do?

I hope not!
There obligated by the legally binding treaty they signed which included them agreeing to be bound by the rulings of this internationally recognised court
 
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Hopefully this will stymie the growing Evangelical political movement in Brazil which wants to turn back the clock.
It will probably give them a boost.

God looks at these idiots and He laughs.
But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 11 verse 13 and 14

[video=youtube;dArPDxdRK-U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dArPDxdRK-U[/video]
 
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Full Story: Thinkprogress - This court just issued a sweeping LGBTQ victory for the Western Hemisphere


My Comments:

1) Great News!

2) there are 19 countries bound by this court ruling which do not already have marriage equality,

3) This is particularly good for gay citizens of the more conservative countries that refuse to even consider allowing gay people marriage rights

4) while this has no immediate effect it does mandate the individual countries to pass gay marriage laws

5) Before the anti gay bitching and moaning begins all the countries affected all agreed to sign the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and as part of that they voluntarily agreed to be bound by this courts rulings
Before the anti gay bitching and moaning begins all the countries affected all agreed to sign the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and as part of that they voluntarily agreed to be bound by this courts rulings

Nobody back then in 1979 would have thought that a man butt riding another man and calling it a 'Marriage'

- would be classed as a 'Human Right'!:roll:
 

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Nobody back then in 1979 would have thought that a man butt riding another man and calling it a 'Marriage'

- would be classed as a 'Human Right'!:roll:


No-one does now. You can have sex without marriage and marriage without sex.
 

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Before the anti gay bitching and moaning begins all the countries affected all agreed to sign the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and as part of that they voluntarily agreed to be bound by this courts rulings

Nobody back then in 1979 would have thought that a man butt riding another man and calling it a 'Marriage'

- would be classed as a 'Human Right'!:roll:
Funny how opponents of same-sex marriage always seem to fixate on the idea of two men in particular.
 


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