22 July 2010

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Cry For the Catholic Church

Argentina's legalization of gay marriage is a defeat of the Roman Catholic church every bit as much as the political opposition.

By Mary E. Hunt

Two women drinking coffee together in a Buenos Aires café during the dictatorship (1973-1983) could have been arrested merely for being together. Today they can marry. What a difference a few decades can make. Eva Peron was right in her address to her people from the balcony, as crooned memorably by Madonna in the movie Evita: “The truth is I never left you/All through my wild days/My mad existence/I kept my promise/don’t keep your distance…”

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