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Letter: William Hague, George Osborne and Theresa May same-sex marriage ‘is the right thing to do’

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  1. Thank you. Simply and elegantly put.

    Now, the rest of you, listen up and get with the programme!

  2. Good letter but incomplete. When will any politician mention that the Bill addressed the current ‘forced divorce’ for a trans person seeking gender recognition?

    A trans affected couple is already married and most wish to remain so!

    1. This is an important point. Very few people are talking about the effect of marriage discrimination on already married couples of whom one of the partners is trans, and how ending the discrimination will change things for these couples. Why should the wall of silence around trans people be extended to ignoring trans issues in this important debate?

    2. That There Other David 5 Feb 2013, 10:25am

      Indeed. There’s a definite vacuum of visibility going on towards the trans community. I’m more surprised that the Lib Dems, Labour and the Green Party aren’t raising this particular point, given the Tories seem to be struggling just with the effect this has on same-sex couples.

  3. Yet *this* letter gets no mention at all on the BBC teletext news this morning, while the one from antis the other day got *top billing*.

    Why does it seem the BBC is over-emphasising the opposition to EM?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Feb 2013, 12:28pm

      Exactly right. I think it’s high time StonewallUK should have a meeting with the DG of the BBC to find out why there is so much biased coverage of the EM debate, no balanced interviews either. Maybe it should raise the issue of licence fees. Why should we be paying an organisation which doesn’t represent those who differ with them? It’s supposed to be impartial, but it clearly isn’t and hasn’t been in many years. About time that changed.

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