Finnish Parliament approves same-sex marriage

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The Finnish Parliament has approved a bill allowing same-sex marriages. The vote was 105 to 92, with one MP absent. (x)

The bill for allowing same-sex marriages came from the people of Finland. The bill was delivered up to parliament but the parliament voted “no” for gay marriages earlier this year.

Finland is the last of Scandinavian countries to allow same-sex marriages. In the Europe only a few countries remain against gay marriages after this.

As a Finn I have to say I’m very pleased with these news. The battle against the marriage bill was fierce and got even ridiculous measuremtens (one member of the parliament said the gay marriages can’t be allowed, because then gay people - mostly preferring to gay men - would want to use same dressing rooms in swimming halls with straight people! Like they wouldn’t already do that). Some of the protestors even said the “gay proraganda against them” is like “what Jewish people had to go through during World War II in Germany, when the goverments propaganda was againts Jewish”(!)

So, we’re luckily a bit more civilized country now. But the hate towards gay is pretty heavy here - the differwence between YES votes and NO votes was only 13 votes…

A boycott that led to real actions.

The report notes that Barilla recently received a perfect 100 rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. HRC’s Deena Fidas told the Postthat it’s both unusual and remarkable for a company like Barilla — which didn’t even participate in the index last year — to go all-in for LGBT workplace inclusion.

"Some people may certainly speculate about the motivations here," she said, "but at the end of the day it’s irrefutable that at Barilla, you have LGBT-inclusive policies and practices… that were not there a year ago."

 

do you hear the people sing?

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singing the song of angry men

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it is the music of a people

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who will not be slaves again

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will you give all you can give?

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so that our banner may advance?

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some will fall

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and some will live

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will you stand up and take your chance?

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will you join in our crusade?

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who will be strong 

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and stand with me?

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beyond the barricade

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is there a world you long to see?

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then join in the fight

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that will give you the right

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to be free!

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PLEASE READ THIS IS IMPORTANT AS HELL.

I posted this on my facebook, and the post can be found here.

Apparently two students that go to my school were showcasing the gay pride flag. Shortly after, some bigoted dude came down to them, and started cussing and disrespecting them. Then, a TEACHER at Clyde A. Erwin High School told the students to not display the flag again and then compared it to nazism, saying that raising the Gay Pride flag would be like raising a Nazi flag. 

Let me tell you something, 
These rednecks that display the “Rebel flag” on almost every shirt they wear are not given such grief or strife. I don’t care how you justify it, the Rebel Flag has a RACIST history. But no, that’s not a problem, but a flag representing equality for everyone is? 

How dare that teacher humiliate students that were expressing love and peace. How dare that teacher compare the Gay Pride flag to the Nazi flag. How DARE that teacher give one of the kids OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSION for defending the flag and not give it to the boy who cursed at the two students and yelled offensive insults at the two students. 

I refuse to let an innocent boy expressing equality, love and peace, get punished. Especially when their was another boy harassing, and bullying them.

PLEASE LIKE COMMENT AND SHARE THIS POST ON FACEBOOK! LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THIS IS NOT OKAY.