Sweden, having last week voted to legalize same-sex marriage with a final parliamentary count of 261 votes in favour of the bill and 22 opposed, will become the seventh country in the world same sex couples will be able to legally marry on May 1st. Hopefully many other nations will also recognize this as a human rights issue and soon follow suit.
If you're interested in reading about Canada's own history with homosexual rights and acceptance (a journey still in motion) you may want to look at my guest post up on Reader Rabbit:
• Same Sex Marriage in Canada: “Separate but Equal is Not Equal”
In celebration of their Canada Month Reader Rabbit will also be featuring a Canadian Book giveaway where you can win a copy of I Know It's Over, Cracked Up To Be, The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie and other novels. Be sure to check back for more fantastic Canadiana throughout the month.