The lower house of the Spanish parliament has passed a law that would recognize same-sex marriages and permit gay adoptions. The law is expected to pass the Senate within a couple of months. This has, of course, given Benny 16 his first red-meat issue: The new pope promptly condemned the law.
Back at home, meanwhile, the Texas state House has passed (by a 135-6 margin) a law that would prohibit gays from becoming foster parents. The bill is the brainchild of Robert Talton, who when he introduced a similar bill in 2003 told his colleagues: "if it was me I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such….At least they have a chance of learning the proper values."