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Gay vicar forced to postpone civil partnership

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  1. Whoever the staff writer is for this article, “tieing the knot” refers to straight couples getting married. As of yet, gays are banned from marrying in the UK, the only group that is. It would be different if civil partnerships were legally recognised as marriages, but under the law they are not and its not a question of semantics either, but more about accuracy in reporting.

    1. No it doesn’t – the phrase ‘ tying the knot ’ (note correct spelling of tying not ‘tieing’) is a colloquial phrase meaning two people entering into an official union, whether this be a CP or a marriage. Even the Daily Telegraph has used this informal expression to refer to civil partnerships (e.g. their headline a year or so ago “More gay couples tie the Knot”). It is in no way an official term or confined to marriage, so PP is quite correct to use this phrase

  2. Best wishes to them both.

    Good on the Rev for rejecting the pathetic celebacy rule.

    The Anglican church needs to ditch that dithering Archbishop of Canterbury and get it’s spine back. Although only the symbolic head he is a useless symbol.

    Let the church spilt and the conservatives go to Rome. Religious conservatives are going to find themsleves a minority in the next years – the court of public opinion is turning against them and a good thing to.

  3. This vicar is an idiot. I Mean the guy didn’t even have residency. How they hell do you hope to have a civil partnership with someone if they 1 are not a British Citizen or 2 don’t have residency. Apart from the tackiness of a 65 year old having a civil partnership with a 25 year old the whole thing smacks of someone getting a free passport any way they can.

    1. Well how very ageist. I think someone’s jealous they don’t have their own 25 year old toy boy :P

  4. Thats a problem we’d love to have. Who is silly enough to organise a date BEFORE border formalities are settled? In fact before your chosen one is on this side of customs?

  5. who care what he doing with a black anyway

    1. MerlynHerne 28 Jul 2013, 11:44am

      Ignorant bigot. Love is love. You never know who you are going to fall for, so don’t be so bloody high and mighty. And learn to write a literate sentence.

    2. MerlynHerne 28 Jul 2013, 11:46am

      Wow. What an ignorant bigot.

    3. Oh my word, facepalming everywhere. This isn’t Alabama in the 50′s, take your racism elsewhere please.

      Love Conquers Hate and love is colour blind

      Mr. Pink

  6. Anyone get the impression for this comment above and the other tantrum rant against gay people, that William is that ugly little troll, Rob Neal? Its a pity that little freak can’t find a good psychiatric hospital.

  7. Since when is idiocy a gay issue??

  8. Suddenly Last Bummer 19 May 2013, 12:56pm

    A 25 year old boyf? Well done vicar. I wonder how they met? Perhaps the boyf is actually the son of a Nigerian king and needs to deposit $100,000 in an overseas bank account and the vicar received an email asking for bank details etc? However they met, a 65 year old vicar and a 25 year old man looking for a visa definitely sounds like a romance destined to last through the ages. In years to come further generations will refer to them as the Romeo and Juliet of the gay community.

    1. Congradulations, you are an idiot.

  9. now there are 2 repeating stories – the 50 cent one and this one…

  10. No it doesn’t – the phrase ‘tying the knot’ (note correct spelling of tying not ‘tieing’) is a colloquial phrase meaning two people entering into an official union, whether this be a CP or a marriage. Even the Daily Telegraph has used this informal expression to refer to civil partnerships (e.g. their headline a year or so ago “More gay couples tie the Knot”). It is in no way an official term or confined to marriage, so PP is quite correct to use this phrase.

  11. That There Other David 14 Aug 2013, 12:56pm

    I wonder what 50 cent thinks about this CP :-)

    1. He is probably too busy partying in da club :D

  12. The gay story here is that a vicar is gay and wants a civil partnership and that he has to have a ‘carefully-worded’ blessing to stay within the church laws.

    The age difference isn’t a story and neither is the delay in bring his his partner over to the UK, as they would face the same issue if the partner was female.

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