Friday, 6 March 2009
Marriage is given that husband and wife...
According to the Christian Institute, "The Prime Minister has attacked as “unacceptable” a measure reserving marriage for one man and one woman passed by public vote in California. Gordon Brown raised the issue at a Downing Street reception to celebrate LGBT History Month.
Proposition 8 was passed by a public vote in November, overturning an earlier court ruling allowing gay marriage in the state of California. It amended California’s state constitution making it clear that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognised in California.
But Mr Brown, who had just returned from his visit to meet the new US President, Barack Obama, said: “What I saw in America tells me what we have got to do. This Proposition 8 in California, this attempt to undo good that has been done, this attempt to create divorces for 18,000 people who were perfectly legally brought together in partnerships. This is unacceptable and this shows why we have always got to be vigilant, always got to fight homophobic behaviour and any form of discrimination.”
Although the UK allows civil partnerships, the Government has stopped short of calling them ‘marriage’."
Read the rest of the article here