„The tide of history is on our side.“

A telephone call between two very remarkable people endorsing equal rights for same sex couples: Adriana Badal, mayor of the small town Bisbee in Arizona, and Father Andrew Cain, a vicar in the Church of England in London.

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In the past, you might have imagined a person who fights for same-sex marriage as a devoted LGBT activist who campaigns at Christopher Street. But fortunately we live in the year 2014 where supporters of same-sex marriage already are in the position to actively change laws concerning the topic. For the German Public Broadcasters Show Zündfunk I spoke to two very remarkable people endorsing equal rights for same sex couples. One is Adriana Badal, mayor of the small town Bisbee in Arizona. The other is Father Andrew Cain, a vicar in the Church of England in London.

The constitution of Arizona says: Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. Despite this Adriana Badal introduced a local law allowing same sex couples to form a civil union and thus gain some of the rights reserved for heterosexual marriages. Some thousand miles east, the British government legalised same-sex marriage mid March 2013. Since then, Vicar Andrew Cain decided to perform weddings for same sex couples in his church. In addition, the Vicar hopes to marry his long term partner by the end of the year.

Here is an edited version of the telephone call:

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Tries to do that radio thing in the 21th century. Does like the middle east, Edward Said and Media Studies. Should see a hairdresser more regularly.


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