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MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

MPs Vote In Favour Of Gay Marriage, As Debate Exposes Deep Tory Divisions

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 15:31:26 in UK Politics

“an amazing day for Britain....a step closer to equality”
Maria Miller Insists There Is 'No Pressure' On Tory MPs To Vote For Gay Marriage

Maria Miller Insists There Is 'No Pressure' On Tory MPs To Vote For Gay Marriage

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 03:00:13 in UK Politics

“I really am pleased you have raised the above issues....so people can see them and see what nonsense you have written. 1) its not ridiculous ( same reasoning as your first point) 2) Marriage is for people who want to declare their love to each other 3) so Britney Spears 55 hr marriage did not do that and neither does divorce? 4) LGBT people already can adopt and surely better by 2 people who love each other than a home where they are neglected? 5) it will enrich the institution of marriage and not cheapen it 6) 60% of people are in favour and 20% unsure so do your maths 7) manifestos and situations change 7 (again) what social experiment? homosexuality has been around for thousands of years 8) so its ok for them to put taxes and duties up which effects everyone but not promote equality for people who have been treated appallingly for years? 9) some churches want to perform ceremonies but have been banned 10) children are not born with prejudice it is learnt through behavior demonstrated to them 11) again your saying equality for all is not important and its ok to demonise a section of society? 12) one of the biggest catholic countries in the world has passed the law and many others are following and we are a laughing stock because of backward views we are seen to have.”
Maria Miller Insists There Is 'No Pressure' On Tory MPs To Vote For Gay Marriage

Maria Miller Insists There Is 'No Pressure' On Tory MPs To Vote For Gay Marriage

Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 02:44:40 in UK Politics

“Darrien you speak a lot of sense on this point. I am a gay man and I support peoples choices and equality and do not feel you need to ram a point home to get your point across. There are radicalists on both sides and it has got nasty at times....and that is not how this should be because it makes it look childish and ill thought.”
Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 12:41:22 in UK Politics

“so please correct me if I am wrong but what your saying is that LGBT should be oppressed and not offer their opinion on issues that are important to them? so with your way of thinking applied to Christians, Catholics etc should keep quiet in their objections of gay marriage?”

grassyknol on Feb 2, 2013 at 06:39:03

“whats an LGBT ?”
Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 03:02:09 in UK Politics

“people said the same when it came to mixed raced couples and the time they were allowed to marry....and look what happened,,,,,nothing”

knc353 on Jan 31, 2013 at 14:54:24

“I think it's a stretch to say "nothing," as children of those couples frequently struggle with identity confusion regarding cultural and racial "belonging" issues (frequently thrust upon them by others who neither share background of diversity, nor know how to understand duality inherrent in it).

That said, I imagine most of said children work through issues to a healthier and richer sense of self in adulthood, while society, as a whole, eventually comes to embrace and appreciate said diversity. However, I would not characterize essential parts of the process as "easy." Requires dilligent effort (as well as desire) by ALL parties concerned to reach understanding and acceptance. Cooperation, if you will.

I believe forcing, instead of fostering, inhibits progression (though I am reminded of MLK statement in "Letter from a Birmingham Jail": "For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that 'justice too long delayed is justice denied.'"”
Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 03:12:16 in UK Politics

“they dont get full rights that everyone else gets...one example of this is death rights with pensions...if it was a heterosexual couple the law is their to make sure their spouse is covered, in a same sex marriage this automatic right is not there and companies do not have to recognise this”
Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 03:08:10 in UK Politics

“1) not everyone at uni is a teenager
2) Teenagers know more about sexuality now than ever before
3) people can know their sexual orientation at an early age so why should they feel they have to hide it which can cause more psychological problems in the future for them
4) a supportive network enables people to feel they belong and build confidence
5) being LGBT is not against the law in this and many other countries
6) the very vast majority of LGBT people just want to get on with their lives and love who they want to love without hate or prejudice
7) love is love”

grassyknol on Jan 31, 2013 at 11:34:11

“they should just be quiet about their sexuality and get on with it not go round forcing their point of view on everybody”
Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Philip Hammond Denies Comparing Gay Marriage To Incest At Student Meeting

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 02:55:47 in UK Politics

“how on earth is it having a negative effect? the kill the gay bill in uganda, the homophobia that is present and being denied an equal status than heterosexuals when it comes to love? all people want is the same treatment as everyone else....being gay is not something that means they are any less than everyone else”
Scott Lively, 'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter, Says 'Right To Sodomy' Is Destroying Human Rights

Scott Lively, 'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter, Says 'Right To Sodomy' Is Destroying Human Rights

Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 13:03:31 in Gay Voices

“so what about a straight couple practicing sodomy...is that destroying the fabric of society as well?”
Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Clint And Bryan's Family

Gay Voices' Family Friday: Meet Clint And Bryan's Family

Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 10:30:38 in Gay Voices

“What an amazing story and the whole family are fantastic. You could teach some people a thing or two about parenting. I hope we get to hear more about your family on this side of the pond very soon. Best wishes from a big supporter in the UK”
Stonewall 'Bigot Of The Year' Awards: Banks Threaten To Pull Sponsorship

Stonewall 'Bigot Of The Year' Awards: Banks Threaten To Pull Sponsorship

Commented Nov 4, 2012 at 15:12:33 in UK

“why would I do that? its as natural to me as breathing and walking.”
Stonewall 'Bigot Of The Year' Awards: Banks Threaten To Pull Sponsorship

Stonewall 'Bigot Of The Year' Awards: Banks Threaten To Pull Sponsorship

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 04:10:23 in UK

“but its heterosexual peoples fault there are gay people as they keep reproducing and some of us are born this way”
Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 03:08:26 in UK Universities & Education

“well dont watch then...its perfectly normal to me”
Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 03:07:14 in UK Universities & Education

“yes its sick to tell children that two people are in love and can display it...your doing them a favour by keeping them in the dark and repressing them to conform to your narrow minded attitudes”
Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Nick Griffin Tells Gay Student Two Men Kissing 'Creepy' And Suggests Civil Partnerships Make Children Die

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 03:05:24 in UK Universities & Education

“and in God's eye he without sin should cast the first stone”

fred cavanagh on Oct 27, 2012 at 05:58:13

“If the cap fit's?”
Does 'Call The Midwife' Fail The Sexism Test... For Men?

Does 'Call The Midwife' Fail The Sexism Test... For Men?

Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 02:41:49 in UK Entertainment

“I love call the midwife and as a Nurse who just happens to be a nurse, I find the history aspect of it amazing....now what I would really like to see is the book when a man carries a lamp about one of the first men training to be a nurse in Sheffield dramatized to see how that worked out”
Changing Your Last Name: Florida Man's License Restored After State Drops Post-Marriage Fraud Allegations

Changing Your Last Name: Florida Man's License Restored After State Drops Post-Marriage Fraud Allegations

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 02:49:35 in Weddings

“seriously what is the big deal that he has taken his wives surname? just because the tradition says the woman takes the mans name why should people stick to that? its not against the law to change your surname to what you want....totally bonkers”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 03:13:39 in UK Lifestyle

“why? being gay is not catching!”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:54:35 in UK Lifestyle

“two of my friends ran a very successful B&B in France, they are a same sex couple, they never discriminated against heterosexual couples or they would have faced the law of the land...plus the vast majority of people came back to stay again.
The homeowner opened her house as a business and has to follow the laws..you can not pick and choose what you want you want to follow...it is against the law to discriminate end of and the letter of the law was followed”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 10:49:10 in UK Lifestyle

“but why should they, they are a couple and deserve to be treated as so”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 09:39:52 in UK Lifestyle

“age restrictions are different to discriminating against someones sexual preference and its due to licensing , and yes saying travelers,tinkers etc are not welcome is discriminating if your running a business but not your own home...but as I said before the lady was running a business from her home so she was breaking the law in what she did.”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 08:35:06 in UK Lifestyle

“ok whole realm of things I could pick up on here....for example what about couples who cant have children through no fault of their own are they not normal? If you ran a B and B in your own home and discriminated on grounds of sexual preference you would also be breaking the law. Homosexuality to me is most certainly not natural..it feels the most natural thing in the world to me and the vast majority of people I know accept it for what it is....after all its heterosexual couples who are producing gay people! and as for homosexual behavior being normal is a myth...well homosexuality is found in over 450 species on earth....homophobia is found in one...humans”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 08:29:29 in UK Lifestyle

“sorry but lawfully she is not entitled. When you set up in a b and b, even if it is your own house you are sharing, you can not say people are not welcome on the basis of their sexuality as it is discrimination end of! you can not pick and choose what laws you want to follow or else there would be anarchy”
Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 05:05:19 in UK Lifestyle

“The woman opened a business and has to follow the same rules and regulations as everyone else. If it was a shop refusing to sell to someone based on their sexuality it would be the same thing. Once it is a business the rules change...and if she doesnt like it I suggest she looks at some other venture where she can make her own rules up”