The Spanish Parliament gave final approval today to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making Spain only the second nation to eliminate all legal distinctions between same-sex and heterosexual unions, according to supporters of the bill.
What is key here is that last bit — absolutely no legal distinction between homosexual and heterosexual couples, and this in a country with a large religious conservative population.
Yet here, in the United States, numerous states have voted to pass opposite legislation — banning homosexual couples from marrying, under the grounds that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
The languages may be different, but are the words so different? Are the meanings different?