UK: Amendment to Marriage Equality Bill Would Establish a Separate “Traditional Marriage” Category for Straights

Written by scott on June 13th, 2013

LondonThey never give up, do they? Now that it looks like the UK may finally allow gays into the marriage club, an Archbishop wants to create a whole new exclusionary category of marriage. Gay Star News reports:

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey is trying to wreck gay marriage in England and Wales by creating a new gold standard only straights can be part of – ‘traditional marriage’. As a member of the House of Lords, he is proposing to amend the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill so it recognizes ‘traditional marriage’ as only being between a man and a woman. Opposite-sex couples will then be put on a separate official marriage register if they want, so they don’t even have to share a list – let alone the institution of marriage – with gay and lesbian couples.

How spiteful is that? To basically try to snap away marriage equality just as we’re almost there. It’s like that old Frasier episode, where they finally get into the Gold Door, only to find out there’s a Platinum one. Or like Lucy and the football.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Steve Rider says:

    They already have their exclusive no-homo club, it’s called church.

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