Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Shivaree in Madrid

While not really a mock wedding celebration, it sort of was. At least tens of thousands of Spaniards hit the streets on July 2nd "banding drums, dancing toe booming techno music and crying victory over discrimination."

Read all the details in Macleans. or Yahoo News.

Mean and women walking or on flatbed trucks processed behind Culture Minister Carmen Calvo and Socialist party members, which sponsored the same-sex-marriage law. The parade took four hours to cover a kilometer. Estimates of the crowd ranged, in apparently typical Spanish style, from 100,000 to several million.

The quote of the day from a 26-year-old pharmacist, Ivan Sanchez, was, "This is infinitely gay."

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