five down, two hundred thirty-eight to go!

This week in gay rights: South Africa recognizes same-sex marriages. Sort of. Well, it’s start anyway, and at least they’re trying to pass legislation. (By the way, compare the above article from the Voice of America with the following article from All Always good to get different perspectives on the day’s events.)

So South Africa may (or may not) become the world’s fifth nation to recognize gay marriage. The first was the Netherlands which did it back in 2001. At this rate, given there are 243 countries, nations, sovereign and/or nation states (including the Vatican), it should only take another 238 years for the world to recognize that gay love is no different from straight love.

Let’s pick up the pace, huh?