Is very grateful to the generosity of
California Boots & Breeches Corps, Los Angeles Division
The longest established uniform club in the US, the B & B Corps began in 1968 in Los Angeles. In 2008, it celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Corps is a uniform club of men with mutual interest and respect for Boots and Breeches as worn by police motor officers and presently has Divisions in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palm Springs.
Special thanks to members
James W. Neuman and Jonathan Rosenblatt
We are able to keep our doors open to the public and have a small administrative staff through the generosity of supporters like the Corps.
The Finnish Parliament passed a citizens’ initiative-based bill to allow same-sex marriage in a second vote on Friday .
Image: Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva
On the 28th of November, Parliament decided to move ahead with same-sex marriage legislation voting down a decision by the Legal Affairs Committee calling for the rejection of a citizens’ initiative bill on gender-neutral marriage.
In effect, that vote approved same-sex marriage by 105-92 and referred the bill to committee as the next step in the passage process.
On Friday, in a second vote, Parliament gave its approval to the citizens’ initiative bill in a vote of 101-90 with one abstention and 7 MPs absent from the session and one abstention.
The reform will require wide-ranging changes in other legislation, which will take well over a year to finalise. The law will therefore not take effect until 2016 at the earliest. Finland has allowed registered same-sex partnerships since 2002.