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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Vatican Joins Islamic States at U.N.; Polygamy OK, Gay Unions Anathema.

From the Independent Gay Forum.....

Another example of religious corruption on a grand scale. A bloc of more than 50 Islamic states, backed by the Vatican, is seeking to halt U.N. efforts to extend spousal benefits to partners of gay employees from countries where such benefits are provided, such as Belgium and the Netherlands. But get this: "The United Nations has recognized polygamy, a common practice in the Islamic world, as a legitimate form of marriage and permits employees to divide their benefits among more than one wife," says the Washington Post. Which, apparently, is just fine with the Vatican.

EY: Exactly. Why isn't the Vatican pushing to stop the UN from offering benefits to polygamists?