Same-Sex Marriage Law is a Win for Fundamental Rights
By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release
NEW YORK – The Uruguay Senate, in approving a bill on April 2, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage, has moved to guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The vote was 23 to 8. Uruguay would be the 12th country to approve same-sex marriage worldwide.
The lower house of Uruguay’s legislature voted in December 2012 to legalize same-sex marriage. The Senate bill included some modifications, including a measure to raise the minimum age for marriage to 16 for everyone, instead of the present age 12 for girls and 14 for boys. Human Rights Watch urges all countries to eliminate child marriage and to adopt 18 as a minimum age for marriage for both sexes.
I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness.
My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as we’ve been during the last seven weeks of my ongoing indefinite hunger strike against Harper’s cruel new crime law, the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C10). I owe Ottawa Hydro and they disconnected my hydro service earlier today. (For those unfamiliar with the term “hydro”, it’s what you’d call “electricity”.)
So far, being connected and communicating with you all via Facebook, Twitter, email and my blog had been a pillar of my coping strategy. Now I’ll have no internet access. I’ll not be able to update my blog as regularly as I should. And, needless to say, my apartment will be in the dark most of the time. (Well, what are candles for, right!) I can’t say when the service will be restored. I don’t have the more than $250 I owe them.