Havel on Marriage Rights for Gays

The great Czech leader and anti-Communist, Vaclav Havel, is delighted by the Czech Republic's decision to give gay couples legal recognition and protection. Money quote from Havel:

"Though with a very tight margin, I am very glad that the legislation eventually made it through parliament. I was most intrigued in the debate by the absurd ideology advocated by the Christian Democrats and Klaus, who argue that family should have advantages since, unlike homosexual couples, it brings children to life. This is the concept of family as a sort of calf shed in which bulls can inseminate cows so that calves are born ... This is nothing spiritual, nothing intellectual. This is a purely material concept of family. This is what made me most upset in the debate."

Yes, but it's all they have left. Apart from fear.