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Nepal Approves 100% Equal Rights For Gays  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1718 times:



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Gays and lesbians in the Himalayan kingdom previously suffered persistent persecution from security forces during the absolutist rule of King Gyanendra. The harassment of lesbian, gay and trans people continued at the hands of Maoist rebels.

The assembly will draft a new constitution, decide the fate of the monarchy and govern Nepal for the next two years.

Mr Pant is a hero to many gay activists across the world. On a visit to India last week he said:

“We have moved from being a marginalized and persecuted lot who were thrown out of homes, schools and jobs to people who have human rights and are now protected by the police, the same people who once harassed us.

Stunningly progressive move for a nation in that part of the world... very laud worthy!
ARTICLE HERE

Hmmm... South Africa goes from Apartheid to Equal Marriage in the span of 13yrs.
Now disputed territory with China approves sweeping rights.

...and yet, people in the USA stage ballots for the express purpose of taking EXISTING rights away from a minority.

Anyone else wonder if the "Land of the Free" moniker might be up for grabs/dispute?  Yeah sure

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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26806 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Good to see them do that. Surrounding countries could learn alot from them.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

I find myself saying who would have thought it, and that includes the USA!


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1683 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 2):
I find myself saying who would have thought it, and that includes the USA!

I find myself saying that things must be really bad in the tourist trade.


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24973 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1676 times:
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Quoting Dougloid (Reply 3):
I find myself saying that things must be really bad in the tourist trade.

Hey, if it that's what it takes.

Wedding businesses - planners, florists, caterers, hotels - in California are pretty much cutting their wrists at the moment.  Smile

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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1640 times:



Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Now disputed territory with China approves sweeping rights.

Nepal is a disputed territory?

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1625 times:



Quoting Doona (Reply 5):

Nepal is a disputed territory?

Granted, they've got nothing on Tibet... but Nepalese/Chinese angst goes back a lonnnnng way.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1615 times:



Quoting ConcordeBoy (Thread starter):
Anyone else wonder if the "Land of the Free" moniker might be up for grabs/dispute?

Not me, I hardly think a vote in CA is cause for alarm but feel free to move to Nepal. I think you would prefer it here.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19290 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

*deep sigh*

"Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" my left gonad.

Pakistan had a female premier before we did (we still haven't...we just got our first non-100% white man). New Zealand gave women the right to vote before we did. Every single civil right that we beat our chests over... someone else beat us to it.

Just once, JUST ONCE do you suppose the U.S.A. could actually be a world leader in civil rights?


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1446 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Just once, JUST ONCE do you suppose the U.S.A. could actually be a world leader in civil rights?

Simple answer is no, our track record speaks for itself.

I honestly wish I had a different answer.



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6568 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):

"Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" my left gonad.



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 7):
Not me, I hardly think a vote in CA is cause for alarm but feel free to move to Nepal. I think you would prefer it here.

I think both statements are an unfair assessment. We have to realize that there is no "perfect country". No the USA is not perfect, Nepal is not perfect either.However, its not an excuse not to try to better a country. The USA can certainly learn from Nepal in this issue, while i am certain that Nepal has a lot to learn from the USA in other issues.

It takes a little humility. That is something the USA can learn from Nepal

[Edited 2008-11-24 07:00:40]


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26806 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1424 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Pakistan had a female premier before we did

Very true although its gone downhill these days but there is hope for the future.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1396 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Pakistan had a female premier before we did (we still haven't...we just got our first non-100% white man).

So did India and Israel but that shouldn't put you off your feed, Doc. The important thing in government is not the color of the candidate or what's between their legs, but what they do with their brains and what kind of a person they are.

and Mr. Obama, technically speaking, is half white and knows it and honors and respects that part of his heritage, because his father was little more than a sperm donor.

Be glad of what you do have, Doc. I'll bet you wouldn't have wanted Geraldine Ferraro as Prez


User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1350 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
"Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" my left gonad.

Pakistan had a female premier before we did (we still haven't...we just got our first non-100% white man). New Zealand gave women the right to vote before we did. Every single civil right that we beat our chests over... someone else beat us to it.

Just once, JUST ONCE do you suppose the U.S.A. could actually be a world leader in civil rights?

Exactly whose form of government did this country duplicate about 220 years ago back in
Philadelphia? You'd be surprised as to how broad of a First Amendment right this country
has compared other countries, even European ones.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1329 times:



Quoting PSA727 (Reply 13):
You'd be surprised as to how broad of a First Amendment right this country
has compared other countries, even European ones.

But it is the US that is being talked about with "the land of the free...", not other countries. The US is supposed to be a leader in civil rights, especially when it takes offence to other countries lack of those said rights. Kind of the pot calling the kettle, so to speak.

Great to hear this for Nepal and its citizens.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26806 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1301 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 14):
But it is the US that is being talked about with "the land of the free...",

Its not at all the the land of the free for everyone . Its the land of the free for some. UK/Ireland/Holland/Germany etc....are far more advanced than the USA when it comes to Gay rights issues.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19290 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1255 times:



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 12):
So did India and Israel but that shouldn't put you off your feed, Doc. The important thing in government is not the color of the candidate or what's between their legs, but what they do with their brains and what kind of a person they are.

George W. Bush.

nuff said.

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 15):
UK/Ireland/Holland/Germany etc....are far more advanced than the USA when it comes to Gay rights issues.

Spain, of all places. SPAIN. A formerly deeply Catholic country.


User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

It's funny that other countries have passed this type of law and the world is still here. Americans think if the USA passed gay marriage then the world will really come to an end. Americans are on such a high horse lol

User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26806 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1247 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):
Spain, of all places. SPAIN. A formerly deeply Catholic country.

Yes my partner lives in Spain and loves it there. I enjoy my time there also and people seem very open and liberal everywhere we go.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1223 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 16):

Spain, of all places. SPAIN. A formerly deeply Catholic country.

Hell, SOUTH AFRICA... who, as I said, goes from Apartheid to Equal Rights in the span of 13yrs.

In-friggin-credible.


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