Spanish leader's gay marriage speech

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"When the Spanish parliament yesterday took its historic vote legalizing both gay marriage and adoption of children by gay couples," writes Doug Ireland. "Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero -- who put the full prestige of his office and party behind passage of the gay human rights legislation -- made one of the most remarkable speeches in favor of full equality for those with same-sex hearts, ever delivered by a head of government anywhere." Lose your George Orwell brand Bush-language decoder-ring and enjoy this passage on Liberty, real Liberty:


"It is true that they are only a minority, but their triumph is everyone's triumph. It is also the triumph of those who oppose this law, even though they do not know this yet: because it is the triumph of Liberty. Their victory makes all of us (even those who oppose the law) better people, it makes our society better."
(Direland)

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