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For a split second I felt the gayest I ever have — and proudly so. But as I cross the platform, I look up at the painted cavernous roof and felt strangely uplifted. The facts speak for themselves — stations of which 90 feature art by artists.
Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1 Mayfollowing the adoption of a new gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish Parliament on 1 April making Sweden the seventh country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples nationwide. Existing registered partnerships remain in force and can be converted to a marriage if the parties so desire, either through a written application or through a formal ceremony. New registered partnerships are no longer able to be entered into and marriage is now the only legally recognized form of union for couples regardless of sex.
In August a cartoon by Leak in The Australian depicting an Aboriginal father clutching a can of beer and unaware of his son's name was condemned as racist by Indigenous groups. His latest cartoon was branded homophobic on social media and comes ahead of a possible national referendum on same sex marriage next year. The Waffen-SS were an armed wing of Hitler's SS, who were responsible for running both the extermination and concentration camps in Nazi Germany, with the 'SSM' in the cartoon instead standing for 'same-sex marriage'.
Beginning with the Netherlands ingay marriage metamorphosed almost overnight from a largely ridiculed notion to a legal reality in at least 10 countries. Sixteen other nations recognized same-sex civil unions. Nevertheless, homosexual acts remain illegal in most of Africa and the Muslim world, with severe penalties for anyone found guilty of the crime.
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail. One of the NBA's top referees has come out as a gay man. He then added; 'I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to young men and women in sports that you must allow no one to make you feel ashamed of who you are.