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SITGES, DIVERSIDAD Y CALIDAD HUMANA (user currently living in SPAIN) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 08/08/2014 tagged with tourism, lgbt families, health, human rights, sexual orientation
Desde Sitges, lanzamos un reto .... ACCIÓ en BLAU. (Acción en Azul)

SVS invita a los ciudadanos residentes y visitantes de la zona del Garraf a sentirse parte de nuestro proyecto. También agradecemos todo apoyo de los que como nosotros, creen en la acción social, a prestarnos su ayuda.

Sitges es un crisol de culturas y razas, y también de preferencias sexuales. Ayúdanos a difundir este concepto de igualdad de trato y oportunidades sin discriminación por ser distinto. ¡Viva la diversidad!

¿Quieres recibir más información sobre Sitges y su calidad de vida en diversidad y sin discriminación?

Si vas a viajar a España, no dejes de visitar Sitges y Cataluña, dónde el respeto a la diversidad es su sello de garantía. Contacta con nosotros y haremos que vivas una experiencia singular en relaciones humanas y convivencia plural.

Trabajamos para el colectivo LGBT y las minorías, así como para la familia en toda su extensión desde los niños a los mayores, sin olvidar la población activa y desempleada en nuestro capítulo de economía social.

¡Trabajamos para ti!

Síguenos en :-

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/svsitges?fref=ts

Twitter - @SitgesSVS

Webpage - www.accioblau.org
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Regarding gay marriage/civil unions, I do not believe in Almost Equal Substitute, at least not from any democratic country that practices rule by law and strives to ensure separation of Church and State. Either give same-sex couple full marriage rights or stop calling yourself a free-world democracy and start being truthful and saying you are a theocratic democracy, because that is the real problem - church and presonal religions beliefs completely divorced from any objective view or analysis on human rights and equality which keeps some countries from being able to make the legislative leap into the 21st century of a REALITY of human and equal rights in their democratic countries. Fortunately, Spain is not one of those countries as it has given FULL marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Maybe the true issue is terminology? Maybe if all of the democratic countries of the free world did the following, it wouldn't be so hard for "conservatives" to accept the idea of same-sex partnerships.
1. Make a true separation between Church and State. Pass a law that converts the word "marriage" for any and all into "civil union" across the board even for all those who are currently married.
2. Clarify legislation that the word "marriage" can only be used as a term for any sort of intsitutionalised personal relationship among culturual and/or religious groups.
3. Then the State extends "civil union" rights which married couples have to any and all couples that choose to engange in a "civil union" without worrying about having to create an almost equal substitue and leave marriage to be something done in religious groups along with baptisms and first communions and bar mitzvahs.

The solution is simple once one finds a way to truly get religious convictions out of the democratic government picture.
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