What’s the difference? Oh, the former is illegally allowed, while the latter is campaigned against on a regular basis – both by the man in charge.
This bit of news was slightly overshadowed today: “Northern Ireland, which in 1982 was the last region in the United Kingdom to legalize homosexuality, is now the first to grant gay couples the same legal protections as married heterosexuals. Scotland was to follow on Tuesday, and England and Wales on Wednesday.
The measure is already in force in many other European countries. In the United States, more than a dozen states recognize some form of domestic partnerships or civil unions, but 11 states voted in November to ban gay marriage.”
Why did we leave England again? Someone remind me. Please.
Sorry, checking the news is all I have time for at the moment. Last week of the semester and other jazz. Peace to you during this crazed week of holiday preparations!
p.s. Check out new pics on Flickr.
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.