Estonia: Writer Calls for Recognition of Same Sex Relationships

Written by scott on April 2nd, 2013

Even in Eastern Europe, the marriage equality movement is now percolating. The Chairman of the Estonian Writers’ Union is calling on the government to provide recognition for same sex couples. Gay Star News reports:

‘The fact that some people are homosexual and some are married isn’t even really the point … It all comes down to people, and people should not be pigeonholed in the legal sense based on inborn qualities.’ Sinijaerv also saw value in the opening up of civil partnerships to heterosexual friends who were caring for each other.

This guy has a great sense of humor, too:

Karl Martin Sinijaerv made the call in response to comments from IRL party MP Erki Nool that homosexuals should be avoided and given medical treatment. In an article posted by Estonian Public Broadcasting, Sinijaerv wrote that he could only agree with Nool that it was best to avoid practicing homosexuals. ‘A polite person will also avoid the company of practicing heterosexuals,’ Sinijaerv wrote. ‘It’s always a good policy to wait a little, until the practicing is over.’

Laughed my ass off over that one. There’s nothing better than a great wordsmith to puncture the hateful words of a bigot.

 

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