Gay Marriage in the UK to become a reality!

  • owen19832006

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    Jan 25, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage will finally become a reality in 3 out of 4 nations of the UK. The UK Govt has published its bill on Same Sex Marriage applicable to England and Wales

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21194052

    and in Scotland, The Scottish Government has published proposed legislation of its own to introduce gay marriage.
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/12/ssm12dec

    It's not If, but when! Equality for all (except in Northen Ireland, but they are a special case!)

    Civil partnerships for straight couples, same sex couples, marriage for same sex or straight couples! Great equality news!
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    Jan 25, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    I heard somewhere that in France (which already has this setup) that civil partnerships are more popular than marriage for both gays and straights. I don't agree with church being a part of state in general, so if this happened here I would be pretty happy. Unfortunately nobody wants to marry or civil partner me personally haha icon_smile.gif
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 26, 2013 1:24 PM GMT
    AWWWW bless you! i'll marry or civil partner you...oh no hold on i could get done with bigamy for that, so i withdraw the previous statement! icon_razz.gif
    I think that in France, Mr Hollande is in fact pushing to make same sex marriage law and to give same sex couples the same rights as straight couples in regards to adoptions etc, but has found massive resistance mainly from the UMP (Sarko's party) and the nutters from the right wing. There was a massive prostest in Paris not long ago.

    I think the Tories in England and Wales will be forced to accept this gay marriage bill and will end up voting for it. in Scotland, Parliament is very much in agreement, and there is a majority to pass the law, the consultation period(s) have been painfully slow just to satisfy the RC Church and the Church of Scotland and others who oppose it, to let them vent basically...but it shall happen! Nicola Sturgeon the Deputy FM of Scotland promised !!! and we know she keeps her promises!