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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

Tagged in Japan Denmark Netherlands Faroe Islands

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4 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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Xemunal

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



9 months 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.



Spry

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As a Faroese person this embarrasses me greatly, we're not all bigots, honest :(



15 days ago #9448037        
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//nosebleeds as well

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4 months ago #9415081        
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Japan and Faroe do have a lot in common. Whaling and all.



4 months ago #9410169        
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I soo want an Denmark+Holland avatar!!! Love them! <3

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



8 months ago #9368880        
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Love it... love it so much xD Yaoi is love, Yaoi is life!



atreju

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@RubySeraph
Ok, that would explain why some sort of state-registered union could be required; though here, in Russia, you don't get any benefits like the ones you mentioned, so that is probably why many take the gay marriage as just another form of exhibitionism.
My only personal concern remains that when families get any monetary benefits, this is supposed to support those who bring up the kids, and I wouldn't like my taxes to be spent on barren couples.
Finally I am pretty sure that eventually gays will be accepted in Russia just like in Europe now, will take a couple of generations probably. Just history moving along its tracks.



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