- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Homosexuality remains fairly taboo on the continent of Africa. But things seem to be changing as far as South Africa goes:

The National Assembly passed the Civil Union Bill, worked out after months of heated public discussion, by a majority of 230 to 41 votes…

The bill provides for the “voluntary union of two persons, which is solemnized and registered by either a marriage or civil union.” It does not specify whether they are heterosexual or homosexual partnerships.

Meanwhile, in England, the contest to find the happiest couple may be opened to same-sex pairs next year.

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