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Old 08-10-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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Accoding to this survey, South Africa is slightly more tolerant of gay marriage than the African average:
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African Attitudes To Homosexuality morally wrong statistics - Countries compared - NationMaster

However, the South African figures might be skewed by the country's high white European population, which would presumably respond with more tolerance than blacks, leaving South Africa's blacks about the middle of the pack. Note that except for Guinea, Uganda is the most tolerant of the countries surveyed. The top five, with the deepest conviction that homosexuality is wrong, are all predominately Christian countries, not Muslim.

It is very likely that South Africa's law permitting same-sex marriage might be an accommodation to the white population, and presumably very few Zulus would be inclined to take advantage of the law, nor care very much what tdifferent people want to do in the privacy of their own lives, which is a refreshing sentiment that Americans would do well to emulate.
It is true that Blacks are less tolerant than Whites and Coloureds yet the difference is 10%. http://www.hsrc.ac.za/uploads/pageCo...0Prejudice.pdf Yet a large proportion of Whites in South Africa are religious and with that hold conservative views on marriage.

Yet not all religious people are homophobic, examples are the former Archbishop Desmond Tutu. :

Yet surprisingly there is Desmond Tutu and he was the former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and he recently declared he would not worship a homophobic God"

"I would not worship a God who is homophobic, and that is how deep I feel about this,” Tutu said at a United Nations’ gay rights campaign function in Cape Town, South Africa. “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. 'No,' I would say. 'Sorry. I mean, I would much rather go to the other place.'”
Tutu likened gay rights to the civil rights battle for blacks and apartheid.
Desmond Tutu:
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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In South Africa, the vast majority are not tolerable of Homosexuals (Bi, Gay, or Lesbian). The one place where you'd be accepted by the majority is in the Western Cape. South Africans are moving forward though and advancing socially, it is a changing society - especially racially. People of Mixed background is going up in SA faster than ever due to large amounts of intermarriage.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:13 AM
 
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Accoding to this survey, South Africa is slightly more tolerant of gay marriage than the African average:

African Attitudes To Homosexuality morally wrong statistics - Countries compared - NationMaster

However, the South African figures might be skewed by the country's high white European population, which would presumably respond with more tolerance than blacks, leaving South Africa's blacks about the middle of the pack. Note that except for Guinea, Uganda is the most tolerant of the countries surveyed. The top five, with the deepest conviction that homosexuality is wrong, are all predominately Christian countries, not Muslim.

It is very likely that South Africa's law permitting same-sex marriage might be an accommodation to the white population, and presumably very few Zulus would be inclined to take advantage of the law, nor care very much what tdifferent people want to do in the privacy of their own lives, which is a refreshing sentiment that Americans would do well to emulate.
Yes but all the countries that execute homosexuals are Muslim.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Yes but all the countries that execute homosexuals are Muslim.
Except Uganda.

5 Things You Don't Know About Homosexuality In Some Parts Of Africa
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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No homosexuality is not punishable by death in Uganda, although some are pushing for it. Of course that doesn't mean that gays aren't sometimes killed there, but hey gays are sometimes killed in the United States too.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:46 AM
 
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No homosexuality is not punishable by death in Uganda, although some are pushing for it. Of course that doesn't mean that gays aren't sometimes killed there, but hey gays are sometimes killed in the United States too.
Gays are severely punished in Uganda. While living there I heard of a couple of girls who were caught in the dorm room at a college. Their beds were burned and they had to leave the college due to all the abuse they received from fellow students and staff.

Uganda tried to legalize execution of gays but the uproar stopped them. They were afraid of losing all that aid money.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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In many NON-WESTERN cultures..Africa, South Asia the Middle East...It is common for guys to express friendship by holding
hands in public...It has NOTHING to do with homosexuality...FYI
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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South Africa didn't legalize same-sex marriage in 1990s,they legalized it in 2006.

I heard that in South Africa gay people are still treated very poorly,much much worse than in countries where same-sex marriage isn't legalized like say,Japan.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY, USA
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Is there tax benefits or things of the sort in Marriage in South Africa?

If so, just pull the benefits from both sides and see who supports what.
This fantasy land gibberish crap should never be supported by taxpayers. Money equates to suffering, why should I or anyone else suffer for your fantasies?
Gay or straight. Tax benefits shouldn't exist. Splitting the rent is benefit enough no?

I dont mean to offend but that is the truth

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