Team Name: The Flying Whales

South Africa
South America
North America

Essential Question:

Is gay marriage legal in these countries? Why or why not?

Map showing countries where same-sex marriage has been approved
Map showing countries where same-sex marriage has been approved

Part 1: Post 1st Wordle Here:

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Part 1: Post World Map Here:

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Part 2: Post 2nd Wordle (with new keywords here):

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Part 3: Post Notes in Bullet Points and Sources Here:

  • Legal since 2003 except in Alberta, PEI, northwest territory and Nunavut territory
  • Civil marriage act passed in July 20th 2005 allowing same sex marriage through out all the providences
  • Canadain constition sates that every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability
  • Canada was the fourth country to leaglive gay marraige, a fact that gays and non-gays a like are very proud of
  • Canada was the first country not located in Europe to allow gay marrage
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  • Same-sex marriage in Spain has been legal since 3 July 2005
  • In 2004,Prime Minester Jos'e Luis Rodriguez Zapateroo began a campaign for legalizing gay marriage and also adoption rights for same sex couples
  • A Spanish citizen may marry a non Spaniard regardless of whether that person is from Spain or not; same-sex marriage is permitted provided that one person is a Spanish citizen. Or, two non-Spaniards may marry if they both have legal residence in Spain
  • According to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics, the number of same-sex unions under the Same-Sex Act in 2005 was 4,574
  • Spain has a national curriculum of EFC ( Education for Citizenship) that includes issues concerning sexual and emotional education, and gender maintreaming
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  • Adult, consensual, non-commercial, same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Chile since 1998
  • In Chile the current law against sodomy states that the age of consent for homosexuals is set at 18
  • Chile does not legally recognize same-sex couples, however President Sebastián Piñera’s Life Partner Agreement would allow same-sex couples to register their partnership with a real notary
  • President Sebastián Piñera’s Life Partner Agreement has been under debate in Congress since 2011
  • Oscar Rementería, spokesperson of Chile’s Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation believes Chilie will soon legalize gay marraige by following Uragays steps

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South Africa
  • Same sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since the Civil Union Act came to action in November 2006
  • Constitutional law in South Africa states that citizens cannot be treated different because of sexual orientation
  • Since 1991, Albie Sachs has avicated for gay rights and after fourteen years he helped enact the Civil Union Act
  • South Africa the first country in Africa to legalize gay marriage
  • The vote on leagalizing same sex marraige had an outcome of 230 to 41

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Part 4: Post Inspiration Here:



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Key for Inspiration:

Teal circle and lines-South Africa
Blue circle and lines- Canada
Purple circle and lines-Chile
Green circle and lines- Spain
White circle- Things that the countries have in common
Orange circle- Things that the countries don't have in common

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