Diário de Notícias - Portugal | Monday, January 4, 2010
Gay marriage law is a stupid initiative
At the end of December Portugal's cabinet tabled legislation that would allow homosexual couples to marry. The former Portuguese government advisor and economics expert João César das Neves criticises the legislation in the daily Diário de Notícias: "The legalisation of gay marriages is proceeding as planned. Neither plain common sense nor the lack of democratic legitimacy seem to be able to stop it. .... Having been elected to office in order to solve the country's problems, the government is not showing the least ability to do so. Unemployment is exploding, the justice system is in a mess ... and the economy is sinking into debt without the authorities showing any sign of knowing what to do about it. ... In this bleak situation the government is childishly saving face with confused initiatives like this one. Some of them are expensive, negative and damaging. The gay marriage one is the most stupid of all."
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