03 August 2009

GaY MaRRiagE, GaY pRidE

The first Gay Pride in Amsterdam (the capital of the Netherlands) was in 1996. Since then the event is celebrated every year, the first weekend of August. It is a 3-day event. This year was from July 31, Aug.1 until Aug. 2. The annual highlights of the Amsterdam Gay Pride are the gay street parties, gay dance parties and the world famous Canal Parade on the Amsterdam canals. The Canal Parade is a colorful parade of boats on the first Saturday of August, which starts from the Westerdokseiland through the Prinsengracht, Amstel, Zwanenburgwal and Oude Schans to Oosterdok. Further there are street parties in various gay night streets in Amsterdam.
In 2001, the Netherlands became the first modern nation to grant same-sex marriages. During the cruise Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen wed five Dutch-American gay couples.
Thousand of visitors and viewers (around 560,000) came to witness the event. They stood along the side of the canals to watch the parade. Homo, hetero, young and old found the event amusing and entertaining.
It was a cheerful and colorful day.
GAY MARRIAGE, what can you say about it? Is it allowed in your country? What is your idea?
In my point of view, I can say "

11 smart remarks:

RaYe Tuesday, August 04, 2009  

here in my country, philippines, same-sex marriage is not yet allowed. aside from that, gays and lesbians were not openly accepted by some community, even some family. i actually have a lot of gay friends who remains in the closet. :(

Mhar's Display Wednesday, August 05, 2009  

Honestly, I do not agree with that. I watched a feature from History Channel pertaining to sin of sexuality. And one of the reason why great nations fell in the ancient times.

Analou and Bones Wednesday, August 05, 2009  

Those gays doesn't look like one. They are a hunk too. I am not against gay but I am not yet sure about gay marriage. I have many friends who are gay and I respect them of what they are. I think that's what matter the most. Thanks for visiting my friend.

Roms Wednesday, August 05, 2009  

Wherever you are in the universe, natural or spiritual law forbids same sex union. Marriage is a ceremonial bonding and it could be acceptable (whether church or civil), what is immoral is the act of sex. Sex is a gift of procreation and the pleasure is just an add on. What happens in gay couples is that they are exploiting the latter without the capability of the former. I'm sorry but God marked it a SIN.

lina@happy family Wednesday, August 05, 2009  

Something like this won't happen in my country.

xander Thursday, August 06, 2009  

great country from human rights. in my country same sex marriage is not allowed

nanay,  Friday, August 07, 2009  

Oh, honestly, I do not agree with that. It is abominable with God according to the bible.

josie Saturday, August 08, 2009  

Gay people also have the right to choose their partners in life, although majority do not agree with the same sex marriage because of religious beliefs, others are more lenient.

S-H-Y Sunday, August 09, 2009  

Nako diyos ko ang ma macho nmn ng mga gay na to hehehe..

Ria Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

interesting... but to each his own right? i think i will never get used to same-sex marriage idea.

Bailey Baretto Wednesday, August 12, 2009  

I say yes to gay marriage. thay have all the right to be happily married with the person they love.

About this Blog

I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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