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Long-standing Tory local chairman quits over equal marriage ‘attack on family values’

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  1. That There Other David 22 Jan 2013, 6:00pm

    Yeah, bye then.

  2. *closes door after departing bigot, coz it’s parky out there*

  3. Hopefully more anti-equality homophobes will follow his example.

    It’s all too late for me, as my long term partner died suddenly over Christmas, we were waiting for a change in the law but sadly I will never get to marry now.

    1. bobbleobble 22 Jan 2013, 6:51pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that Pavlos, I hope you’re doing OK.

      1. Thanks for your kind thoughts, I’m going through a rough patch just now.

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 7:36pm

      So very sorry to hear of that, Pavlos. My condolences.

      1. Thanks Rob.

    3. That’s very, very sad, Pavlos. My heartfelt condolences.

      1. Thanks for your kind words.

  4. Jock S. Trap 22 Jan 2013, 6:38pm

    Good… and good riddance!!

  5. bobbleobble 22 Jan 2013, 6:50pm

    Marriage hasn’t been exclusively for the procreation of children, well, ever as far as I can tell. Interesting he misses out the ‘for life to the exclusion of all others’ part of his definition of what marriage must be so he’s not all that bothered about changes to marriage he doesn’t want us gays to get it too.

    There is no attack on family values. No one will have to change the way they live their lives but it will mean that gay people can have the right to join ourselves to our spouses in law that you currently enjoy.

    And stop telling gay people what’s necessary or what we should want, you just sound stupid.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 7:35pm

      Notice how the bigots keep on bringing up CPs and banging on how equal they are? Someone should ask them why they wouldn’t want one if they were available and if not, why not? I can just hear their lame excuses but it would put them in a very uncomfortable position because it would force them to admit they are not the same as marriage and therefore, not equal.

      This has more to do with religious bigotry and homophobia. If CPs weren’t around, they’d have an even harder time trying to defend their opposition to equal civil marriage.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 6:58pm

    Since when is marriage a ‘natural’ value? Both religious and civil marriage were created by men. There was no such thing as civil marriage in the bible, a recent introduction in the UK in the 19th century and created by the state to accommodate the likes of adulters and divorced people to remarry outside the church, a redefinition of marriage if ever there were.

    So in Costello’s deduction, an infertile hetero couple or those beyond child bearing years should not be allowed to marry either if procreation is the primary reason for the existence of marriage? If anyone is attacking ‘family’ values and marriages it is people such as Sir Roger Gale, three times married, Nadine Dorries and Bob Blackman. Perhaps Costelloe’s constitutents should ask them for an explanation. Gay couples marrying in other countries certainly had nothing to do with their adultery, divorces or marriages in the UK or anywhere else. Why doesn’t someone in goverment have the courage to counter these bigots?

  7. Off into the wilderness with you sweetie.

  8. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 7:00pm

    If so many Tories are against equal marriage, does that mean they will all stay home on election day and allow Labour to win? How really stupid are they?

  9. So saaaaaaaaaad. Breaks my heart. Not!

  10. As Freddie once said…
    Another one bites the dust.

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