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You can all blame the Faroe Islander Boyishy for this one. All I can say is, you have to watch your mouth when you talk with me. :XD:

Originally Sweden and Åland were involved too, but I decided to break the idea into two comics.

Anyway, the Faroe Islands is the most religious part of the Nordics and the one with fewest gay rights (Gay sex is allowed, but not gay marriages and adoptions, and registered partnerships are not recognized)

Not all straight Faroe Islanders are of course religious and/or against homosexuality, and it’s nowhere near as bad as some of the middle eastern countries, so don’t get the wrong picture. Unfortunately some politicians with very religious views are in charge (One wouldn’t go to a dinner with Iceland’s lesbian prime minister who had brought her wife with her).

But no one is that homophobic without being in the closet... ;)


21st November 2010

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5 months ago #9451604        
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As a Faroese person this embarrasses me greatly, we're not all bigots, honest :(



9 months ago #9412122        
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Oh, now we know why there is always a red dot on Sister Japans shirt.

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2 months ago #9482797        
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The desperate holy slam made me laugh way too hard!



2 months ago #9480431        
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Can I just say real quick that I just discovered this and I've been binge reading it for HOURS? I'm DYING.

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4 months ago #9463277        
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But no one is that homophobic without being in the closet... ;) Well said. I know it tends to be true here in the states



5 months ago #9448037        
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//nosebleeds as well

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Xemunal

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8 months ago #9423003        
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they say it's the rising sun, but i think it's the rising "son"



1 year ago #9371805        
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I think Faroe could be good at combat with his "Desperate Holy Slam!'



1 year ago #9363165        
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@Atreju: There are a number of reasons that gay or lesbian couples would like to be able to get married. Part of it is cultural: despite all the things that marriage used to be about (mainly a man having a claim on a woman), nowadays marriage is seen by many as being more about love. It's a declaration of commitment to a relationship, which gay couples would also like to be a part of. In terms of concrete benefits, in some countries like the USA, there are many rights/benefits that are afforded to married couples that couples just living together don't have. And example would be that if one half of a gay couple get's hospitalised, a hospital may not allow the other half to see them because they are not family. If they were married the hospital would be unable to do such a thing. There are also issues about inheritance and who get's to make decisions regarding the health of the injured person - if a couple is unmarried the family may get to make those sorts of decisions.



atreju

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1 year ago #9361917        
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That's an interesting topic. Generally, it looks to me that homosexuality is viewed upon from two sides - sex between the same gender as a whole, and taking the passive role in it.
While rejection of homosexuals at all is a purely Christian thing as gay relationship contradicts to its basic principles, many other world cultures shunned only the passive role, which deemed to make a man a coward, an inferior subject, and equal to a woman. Besides, in small rural communities you needed to procreate regardless of your orientation, or no one would care of you in the old age, the community could die out altogether.
To survive you had to be strong, brave and share these qualities with your comrades. The more rights women got, and the less important brutal leadership became, the less influence the Church had, the more accepted the gays were.
In Russia for example males still form strong bonds in groups of the same orientation. That is probably one reason gay people are not outlawed, but not welcome to come out.
So Faroe as a small country pretty much fits into that system.
What I personally don't get why people want to have gay marriages at all. Historically marriage was to form a good starting ground for kids, for the sake of inheritance rights and to give the wife some security as not to be kicked into the street. Gay marriages produce no kids and few adopt them. Both partners should be equal in terms of income too. So it sort of puzzles me why people do not find just living together enough.



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