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Marriage equality in Scotland

This week, the Scottish Government published the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, which, if enacted, will extend the right to marry to same-sex couples in Scotland. I thought I’d mention it, since the UK (i.e., English) media seem to … Continue reading

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Things Archbishop Welby believes in: straight-only marriage and feudalism

His Grace The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Portal Welby, by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England– …and breathe… –has spoken in public twice this week. The two utterances have given a disturbing insight into … Continue reading

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Let’s be clear what the words ‘homophobe’ and ‘bigot’ actually mean

During yesterday’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – and in much of the on- and off-line commentary surrounding it – one of things that became very apparent was that many of the opponents of equality were … Continue reading

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Contradictions at the Conservative Conference: gay marriage and benefits claimants

It won’t astonish you to learn that I am not a Conservative (insofar as I am represented at all within conventional electoral politics I am a Green, although it’s important to stress that I mean the rational, technology-is-our-friend wing of … Continue reading

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Gay marriage is not the same as Scottish independence

Cardinal Keith O’Brien – the man who handed the equal marriage campaign a massive PR boost with his hysterical “legalising same-sex marriage, that’s a bit like legalising slavery” rant earlier this year – has been speaking out again on what … Continue reading

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Gay marriage, the Church of England and you

The Church of England has published it’s official response to the consultation on marriage equality in England and Wales.  It has come out as strongly and unambiguously opposed to equality, which is something of a surprise given the extent to … Continue reading

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Gay marriage ‘improves health’?

I’m a strong supporter of marriage equality.  I believe that same-sex couples have an equal right to get married if they want to, even though I think it’s unlikely I’ll ever want to exercise that right myself (though that’s what … Continue reading

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