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Equal marriage bill amendment to include cohabiting family members rejected

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  1. This is similar to a wrecking amendment these retards tried in 2004 with Civil Partnerships Bill and at the Committee stage of this bill since; as the Minister confirmed ( they checked) the matter had only been raised once in the last 9 years until this bill, the disrespect to gay people and those in civil partnerships was clear if the proposers and supporters were so motivated by concern for carers and inheritance why have they not raised it in more approproiate legislation.
    Well done to Helana Kennedy, Lord Ali and Baroness Barker and Thornton for shooting their fox, and The Minister for confirming the kill, he had me in stiches.

  2. I hope I never get made a lord becuase I’d be so tempted to shout over to Deech, you two-faced, disingenous, sycophantic old bitch…

    1. Sacre bleu 11 Jul 2013, 4:15am

      Whew, strong language………. but every bit true ;-)

  3. I think the term is ‘scorched-earth policy.’ What a sore loser.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 10 Jul 2013, 8:57pm

    It shows the contempt she has for gay relationships. Not even a CP for a gay couple means anything to this hateful woman, but just a means for financial gain for those who aren’t in a loving relationship. She sees nothing in the loving commitment a gay people make to one another in a CP. Disgusting and I’m glad the majority shot it down.

    1. Hahahaha I’ve been in a CP since 2005 – no financial gain yet – lots of love and cuddles though.

  5. baroness b_itch i mean deech (well the latter is a synonymous with the former in this case) is a bigoted woman filled with hate .

    267 votes to 89 in favour of rejecting the amendment just shows how pathetic she is

  6. Dreadful woman.

    1. Sacre bleu 11 Jul 2013, 4:18am

      For her, that would best ‘praise’ I could afford her.

  7. Christopher in Canada 11 Jul 2013, 12:38pm

    I wonder that this doesn’t open the conversation (albeit clumsily) about how people caring for each other means the state doesn’t have to (as much).

    Living arrangements and shared groceries are one thing, medical expenses are quite another.

    I think what gets most these people is the idea that two men or women could share in each other’s pensions, etc. The present world was set up so that a widow could survive off her husband’s pension, as she supposedly spent her life raising the kids and not earning money of her own…

    Comments? Ideas? Yes, it’s a dinosaur concept, but I think that’s what these people are really smarting over…

  8. Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws’ speech on this amendment was so good, so passionate, I had to watch it twice!

    She said how the bill was to end discrimination against gay couples and that the amendment would undermine it.

    So glad that she and others stood up and acknowledged the discriminatory attitudes that were underlying this amendment.

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