Monday, 19 September 2011

Gay Marriage: Why Are We Waiting?

The Liberal Democrat Equality Minister, Lynne Featherstone, has announced another long delay in the government’s promised consultation on same-sex marriage. It was supposed to commence in June this year. Now it has been put off until March next year. Why can’t the consultation start now?
I am not persuaded that there needs to be any consultation at all. The ban on same-sex marriage is homophobic discrimination and should therefore be repealed immediately.
If black or Jewish people had been banned from marriage, the government would act swiftly to ensure marriage equality. There would be no long drawn out consultation period. Why the double standards?
No other government legislation is being subjected to such prolonged consultation and repeated postponements...

Peter Tatchell.
Now read on...

Excellent piece, Peter.

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