New Snail Species Name represents Struggle for Same Sex Rights

October 15, 2014 12:30 AM

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New Snail Species Name represents Struggle for Same Sex Rights

A newly discovered snail species has been named in honor of marriage equality. The snail’s name, Aegista Diversifamilia, represents the struggle for same sex rights across the world. The new land snail species has both male and female sex organs.

“When we were preparing the manuscript, it was a period when Taiwan and many other countries and states were struggling for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights”, explained study co-author Yen-Chang Lee from the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

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