My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Belgium reaches 2,500 gay marriages!

I think this is terrific news.
The Belgian government said Friday that 2,442 same-sex couples have wed since gay marriage became legal in 2003.

Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage on September 1, 2003. The first was The Netherlands. Since then Spain, Canada, and the state of Massachusetts have followed.

The Belgian Interior Ministry said that when the law first went into effect there was a flood of gay couples marrying but that has slowed over the past year.

Today 3 percent of all marriages in Belgium are now between partners of the same sex.