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Old 05-25-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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There is no country in the world more tolerant of homosexuality than the Netherlands. The fact that it's fourth behind Sweden, Belgium and France according to this list is ludicrous. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage over a decade ago (France is only now considering it, with mass protests against it). Not only that, look at the data collected by the Eurobarometer regarding attitudes towards homosexuality in the EU (pp. 41-42):

"Homosexual marriages should be allowed throughout Europe." --> AGREE
Netherlands: 82%
Sweden: 71%
Denmark: 69%
Belgium: 62%
Luxembourg: 58%

"Adoption of children should be authorised for homosexual couples throughout Europe." --> AGREE
Netherlands: 69%
Sweden: 51%
Denmark: 44%
Austria: 44%
Belgium: 43%

Can you think of any other country in the world where over 80% support gay marriage and almost 70% support gay adoption? I don't think so.


In Spain both are legal,
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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It just occurred to me that if I were Australian I'd feel deeply ashamed. Same goes for the German bloc (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Taiwan is not a country any civilised, self-respecting nation wants to be behind of.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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It just occurred to me that if I were Australian I'd feel deeply ashamed. Same goes for the German bloc (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Taiwan is not a country any civilised, self-respecting nation wants to be behind of.
All the people from Taiwan I've met totally hated and loathed that place, something must be in the water there.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Canada should be in the top five. I see we got a demerit point regarding HIV Travel Restrictions, which to me is unfair. There are no specific travel restrictions for people with HIV coming to Canada. What there is, is restrictions on people with costly health issues who want a long stay or to immigrate to Canada. This doesn't automatically mean they will be denied, but does make it more difficult.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Finland still has restrictions in place that gay men cannot donate blood if they have had a sexual intercourse within the last 12 months.

Ridiculous, and stems from the ancient assumption that gay men are much more likely to get HIV.

Worth to note that Finland has one of the lowest HIV rates in the world.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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Finland still has restrictions in place that gay men cannot donate blood if they have had a sexual intercourse within the last 12 months.

Ridiculous, and stems from the ancient assumption that gay men are much more likely to get HIV.

Worth to note that Finland has one of the lowest HIV rates in the world.
Only in Western countries the HIV rates are from Men who have sex with men.
In the United States, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are the population most affected by HIV.https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understandi...d-bisexual-men

It the same case as the UK and Australia. Anyway there needs to be a window period of gay men, yet it does not have to be 12 months without sexual intercourse. . "During the 'window period' a person infected with HIV may not have enough virus or antibodies to be detected by tests. They could test negative even when they're HIV-positive and infectious," says Curtis Allen, an FDA spokesman. Banned for life: Why gay men still can't donate blood - NBC News

It is not just gay men that have these restrictions. Also if you have a tattoo you need to wait some months before you are allowed to donate blood.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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All the people from Taiwan I've met totally hated and loathed that place, something must be in the water there.
Sorry but not everyone lets pointless nationalism get into their heads. Some people are more self-critical than others.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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It just occurred to me that if I were Australian I'd feel deeply ashamed. Same goes for the German bloc (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Taiwan is not a country any civilised, self-respecting nation wants to be behind of.
Every time gay marriage gets mentioned in our parliament, the Conservatives seem to remember their overzealous Catholic roots and push for ideas last heard of in the 60s. I don't get it.

That said, the new head of the Conservatives, Sebastian Kurz, seems to purge his party right now. Let's hope for the best.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Every time gay marriage gets mentioned in our parliament, the Conservatives seem to remember their overzealous Catholic roots and push for ideas last heard of in the 60s. I don't get it.

That said, the new head of the Conservatives, Sebastian Kurz, seems to purge his party right now. Let's hope for the best.
Oh the very young guy with big ears lol. Best of luck!
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I can't believe Canada isn't on that list and to me it almost makes it useless.
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