Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ya Gotta Love Those Progressive Fwench!

Aaaah, Fwance home of the 30-second surrender, moldy cheese, unwashed bodies and now 600 year old Gay Civil Unions.
Civil unions between male couples existed around 600 years ago in medieval Europe, a historian now says.

Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevalence of homosexual relationships hundreds of years ago, said Allan Tulchin of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.


For example, he found legal contracts from late medieval France that referred to the term "affrèrement," roughly translated as brotherment.

In the contract, the "brothers" pledged to live together sharing "un pain, un vin, et une bourse," (that's French for one bread, one wine and one purse). The "one purse" referred to the idea that all of the couple's goods became joint property. Like marriage contracts, the "brotherments" had to be sworn before a notary and witnesses, Tulchin explained.

Yes, one hunk of bread, one cup of wine, one purse, and one bed, isn't love grand.... Ye Ol' Fwenchie Style!

Mr Minority

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