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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:31 PM
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Vote Assures South Africa Gay Marriage Bill's Success
http://www.365gay.com/Newscon06/10/100906safMarr.htm

The African National Congress has voted to support the government's same-sex marriage bill. The governing party had been split on the issue but the vote means that all ANC MPs will likely support the measure when it comes before Parliament.

The party decision also is seen as a stiff rebuke to Jacob Zuma who last month was forced to apologize for calling gay marriage "a disgrace to the nation and to God". The former Deputy President is seen as a likely contender for president but the party vote to support same-sex relationships is seen as throwing that into question.

The full party support came after members of the national executive committee reminded party members that the ANC had fought for human rights, which included gay rights, and equality for all.

With the party's full support there is little chance the bill will be defeated.

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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:52 PM
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:27 PM
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2. Thanks to the ANC!
The liberation alliance is largely united in supporting gay rights, which sets it apart from SWAPO and ZANU-PF in Namibia and Zimbabwe, which have adopted unfortunate and reactionary positions.
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