December 20, 2005
Gay and Lesbian marriage

I noticed while listening to the report about gay and lesbian marriage on Radio 4 this morning that they were playing Lady in Red in the background. Does this mean that gay and lesbian people are now allowed to have appalling taste, too? This would be another great step towards true equality - gay and lesbian people deserve to be free from the terrible burden of having to be stylish and cool.

Back to the marriage thing - let's not be too down on the civil partnerships, but I do think it's a shame that the legislation didn't go the last yard and allow total equality. I do like the concept of the civil partnership - I'd be happier with that than marriage myself - but I think that both marrage and civil partnerships should be available to all, regardless of orientation. Still, it's a move in the right direction.

The headlines in the lesser newspapers were a little snitty, I felt - "Here Come The Brides", "Mrs. and Mrs.", that kind of thing - but not out and out bigoted, so again, progress.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at December 20, 2005 01:52 PM
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