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Campaigners protest the Vatican in support of marriage equality

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  1. I have written to Pink news to make clear that something important is missed out in this report: the police response (which can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TLA1wtZLREg). What was it? To confiscate the signs and stop the protest from continuing, as well as to detain some of the protestors. In many ways this is the most shocking element of the protest, since the protestors were silent and peaceful. How can it be right for such a peaceful protest to be quashed in such a way?

  2. In a thread at The Independent I saw the following excellent argument!

    You’re religious and straight and you’re getting married at St. Pat’s at 2.30, so why are you pissing all over the wedding scheduled for 4.30? Shouldn’t you be focussing on the joy and love of your own wedding? Why are you so fixated on the fact that the couple getting married at 4.30 are of the same sex?

    The reason can only be that your wedding isn’t actually about your love for each other: it’s about you proving to the world that you’re “OK”, that you’re “normal”, that you’re straight. But your wedding ought to be about you and your partner focussing on your love and your life-long commitment to each other.

    (Copy and paste it round, folks.)

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