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BRITAIN LEGALISED GAY MARRIAGE! :D
« on: February 05, 2013, 04:57:10 PM »
Finally, progress. The conservatives were divided pretty much 50/50, but it went through by a majority of 255

400 for, 145 against.

HISTORIC DAY. Weirdly, I happened to be playing for an LGBT charity dinner at the request of the Mayor in Brighton this evening, so was even more of a part of this history. A large cheer went up when the news was heard!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21346220
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 05:01:25 PM »
Strangely, the law will be such that, in same-sex marriages, it will not be possible to petition for divorce on the grounds of non-consummation.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 05:53:45 PM »
^^^^^Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 06:19:01 PM »
Thanks for the good news, EV. :)



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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 05:15:24 PM »
Er, it was the first vote on the Bill, there are another couple of votes to go before it becomes law and, when it does eventually do, it is only applicably in England not Britain.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 06:54:44 PM »
How exciting, EV, that the announcement was made during a concert you were giving at an LGBT event.  You must have really felt as if you were part of history.

We have some forum members who might think that this happy coincidence was a sign from a deity, signifying... well... signifying whatever message the person was hoping to receive. 

But you are a young person witnessing a message that would have been inconceivable a generation ago.  And it is a message that is reverberating across so many corners of the world.  Oh, may your generation be among the last to remember the mainstream acceptance of discrimination and marginalization, and may those who come after you shake their heads in wonder at the primitive value systems that still prevailed during your childhood.   

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 07:40:48 PM »
this is excellent news *sigh* but sadly I fear here in the states stupidity will reign supreme.

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 11:38:48 PM »
I am shocked that it isnt already legal. The uk is usually pretty progressive ...?
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 11:42:25 PM »
this is excellent news *sigh* but sadly I fear here in the states stupidity will reign supreme.

My bet is on Texas being the last holdout. That, or Glenn Beck's Kookville if he ever gets that built. &)
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 05:43:22 AM »
Er, it was the first vote on the Bill, there are another couple of votes to go before it becomes law and, when it does eventually do, it is only applicably in England not Britain.

... and Wales, Wales will benefit too.
Makes you wonder about those skirt-wearing Scots, now doesn't it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 07:26:04 AM »
... and Wales, Wales will benefit too.
Makes you wonder about those skirt-wearing Scots, now doesn't it.

I wasn't sure if it was an issue that had been devolved to the Assembly or not.

There's much less opposition to same-sex marriages in Scotland, probably because men AND women wear skirts ;-)

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
About damn time.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 08:13:01 AM »
Progress. I hope other countries do the same. Good for Britain.
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