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London Evening Standard calls for PM to move quickly on same-sex marriage

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  1. Craig Denney 23 Nov 2012, 12:26pm

    David Cameron often makes big statements without following them up.

    I wonder if he is going to follow this one up with actions rather than words?

  2. Yes, let’s get on with it. It’s not rocket science. The world isn’t going to fall apart. The church’s objections are, quite rightly, considered by most to be mean and meaningless.

  3. Quite something that this out of touch guide for rich toffs is being pro gay. I used to love the Evening Standard but everyone’s double barrelled and they’re only interested in people called Petronella now. I play games on my phone on the way home. More stimulating.

    1. I’d rather stare at the tube maps than pick up a copy of the Evening Fascist

      1. The Standard show support for gay ‘marriage’ because they see it as showing them as ‘caring’ and ‘kind’. Yet they are so anti-Christian it is amazing and in love with Islam it is unreal.

      2. It’s infinitely better now that it’s no longer owned by the Daily Mail. Try reading it again.

    2. The Standard is given away free; I believe it distributes over 600,000 copies, so by your definition there must be a lot of ‘rich toffs’ around !

      And what’s wrong with having a double-barrelled surname? You are just trolling and / or betraying your own prejudices.

  4. The Standard is right. It must be done ASAP, given how vicious and chaotic the 2015 General Election will be due to the state of the country. I think there is a real danger that the measure will be drowned out by the general shouting as the Election approaches.

  5. Well done, Evening Standard! Not a bad statement from a largely Tory rag.

  6. “clear leadership”, “He feels strongly about the issue in principle and has persuaded most of his party to back the move. He has made the arguments and he is now acting on his convictions.”

    Just how far up Callmedave’s arse is the Standard trying to crawl?

    1. They can crawl all the way up to his tonsils for all I care, just so long as it encourages Cameron to keep his promise.

  7. Peter & Michael 23 Nov 2012, 2:16pm

    The church has done itself no favours, by blocking women priests from becoming bishops, one cannot understand why a woman would wish to be associated with an organisation that so publicly despises them, using their opt-out from the Equality Bill, and then they say that a Civil Partnership was equal to a marriage, which we all knew to be untrue, but a facesaver from the government at that time. There must be thousands of people turning away from the church and realising that living in a modern Britain is the way to be, and acceptance that Same Sex people should have Equal marriage, women should have the right to be valued, these are our democratic right in an Equal society.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Nov 2012, 5:33pm

      The CoE and its band of hatemongers may say that CPs are equal to marriage, but that’s only a concession they make to thwart any attempt to legalise equal marriage. They’d rather not even have CPs if they could get away with it. It can be proved because CP’d Anglican clergy are not supposed to have any physical intimacy but remain celibate. Lord Carey says that our relationships are NOT the same as a hetero married couple, so in fact he’s saying CPs are not the same as marriage. The church’s refusal to sanction sexual relationships between CPd clery is further evidence that they are not regarded as the same as marriage. If they were, CPs wouldn’t be necessary to separate one sexual orientation from the heterosexual majority. For the sake of consistency, the CoE and Lord Carey would have to say that infertile hetero married couples’ relationships aren’t quite the same as those who can procreate within marriage. This is nothing more than hypocrisy, bigotry and homophobia.

  8. cameron would rather you focussed on gay marriage than on his economic policies …

    1. So so true, they don’t care about gay ‘marriage’ its all about winning votes and trying to get rid of their public school toff boy image by showing themselves as ‘caring’ and ‘daring’…

  9. Anybody else having a problem with PinkNews not displaying properly? I’m just getting the bare bones. All other websites working as normal.

    1. Working OK for me, Eddy

    2. Works OK for me. Try using a decent browser such as Firefox.

  10. “it is premature to discuss the timetable of a bill before that (ie the consultation results)”

    That’s easily solved by publishing them right now and getting the discussion of the timetable done now.

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