Friday, March 08, 2013

The Best and Worse Places in the World to be Gay

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Each year Spartacus International Gay Travel rates all of the Spartacus destinations listed in the Spartacus International Gay Guide based on 14 categories, including the laws and local customs of each country. The categories range from gay-marriage to death penalty for homosexuals.  The top rated countries are shown above, while the most anti-gay nations are shown at the end off this post. 

So where does the United States rank?  Sadly, the USA comes in 38th in the rankings, far behind most of Europe, Canada and these other western hemisphere nations: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.  South Africa likewise comes in well ahead of the USA.  For a nation whose founding documents declared that all men are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and equality under the law, ranking 38th is beyond pathetic.  It shows the lie promoted by hubris filled Americans who proclaim that this is the land of liberty and religious freedom when, in fact, it is not.
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1 comment:

Cheesemeister said...

My son is in his second semester at the University, and one of his favorite courses is the German culture course. He says that the German far right is liberal even compared to our Democratic party. Sounds like we could learn a thing or two from modern Germany.