Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
That's right, it's Spain! At least according to the results of a recent survey by the Pew Research
Center conducted in 39 countries.
"Canadians, who already expressed tolerant views in 2007, are now even more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society; 80% say this, compared with 70% six years ago. Views are not as positive in the U.S., where a smaller majority (60%) believes homosexuality should be accepted. But Americans are far more tolerant today than they were in 2007, when 49% said homosexuality should be accepted by society and 41% said it should be rejected.
"Opinions about homosexuality are also positive in parts of Latin America. In Argentina, the first country in the region to legalize gay marriage in 2010, about three-quarters (74%) say homosexuality should be accepted, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%) and Brazil (60%); about half of Venezuelans (51%) also express acceptance. In contrast, 62% of Salvadorans say homosexuality should be rejected by society, as do nearly half in Bolivia (49%).
"In the Asia/Pacific region, where views of homosexuality are mostly negative, more than seven-in-ten in Australia (79%) and the Philippines (73%) say homosexuality should be accepted by society; 54% in Japan agree."
Spain legalized same-sex marriage in 2005. The law was upheld by Spain’s Constitutional Court last November.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Spain's ruling party, the conservative Popular Party, will give
residency permits to foreigners who buy more than two million euros
worth of public debt or who purchase Spanish real estate worth more than 500,000 euros.
Read about it in El País in English.
Here are links to a few Spain related articles I've written recently for Newsvine:
Unemployed journalism grad sings resumé on YouTube, lands TV job
Controversy in Barcelona over Columbus statute wearing Barca jersey
Man arrested for breaking, entering and attempted theft of $215,000 he'd paid to psychic for faulty love potion
Spain deports Moroccan as 'threat to national security,' in case touching on independence for Catalonia and Western Sahara
Spain's conservative party leader calls eviction protests 'pure Nazism'
Queen Isabella of Spain set to conquer Europe and America
Grand Hotel, Spain's Downton Abbey, to be shown in the USA, with English subtitles (Video Clip)
For a complete list of my Spain related articles and seeds on Newsvine, go to: