Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Birthday King-Father Norodom Sihanouk

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOne of the things I like best about blogging is the learning I get to do; before writing this, for instance, I had no idea that the former King of Cambodia holds the Guinness Book's world record for the person who's held the greatest variety of titles in one government. In this case, these include: two terms as king, two as sovereign prince, one as president, two as prime minister, and one as Cambodia's non-titled head of state, as well as numerous positions as leader of various governments-in-exile.

A close second, though, involves the surprises; I had one such surprise today, while researching this post, and it involves His Majesty's support for same-sex marriage. Given the reverence in Cambodia for the 87-year-old King-Father (a term not unlike Queen Mother) his support gives marriage equality an invaluable boost in Southeast Asia.
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Seumas Gagne said...

Well, that's a shocker, isn't it?

michael sean morris said...

I was shocked I tell you... Shocked!

Then again, he just looks like a sweet old man, doesn't he?