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Lord Smith: Equal marriage had such a large majority because it came from a Tory Government

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  1. Civil partnerships have always been offensive and discriminatory because they were invented solely to deny same sex couples legal equality.

    Does Mr Smith accept this?

    And why doesn’t he mention that a majority of Tory MP’s in the elected House of Commons (as opposed to the undemocratic, unelected House of ‘Lords’) remain evil bigots who think that gay people are 2nd class citizens

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Oct 2013, 6:26pm

      Actually, the number of Tories who voted no in 3rd reading in the Commons wasn’t such a large majority, 127 votes compared to 117 who voted for it. So slightly less than half supported it, still a good number.

    2. “they were invented solely to deny same sex couples legal equality” – rubbish. If the purpose was to deny same sex couples legal equality then they wouldn’t have been introduced in the first place.

      Maybe they should have just tried to pass marriage in 2004, but civil partnerships, as a stepping stone, were far better in terms of legal equality than nothing at all.

  2. They are making up for the Margaret Thatcher years, however labour has lost any political advantage with the gay community.

  3. Labour has not lost its political advantage with the gay community.

    Clearly no gay person can vote for the majority of current Tory MPs who are extremist bigot s who believe we deserve discrimination.

    The Labour strategy at the next election should be to print a list of the bigots. Most of the bigots are Tory scum.

    Even Callmedave Cameron accepts that LGBT people cannot vote for any candidate that opposed equality

  4. Jock S. Trap 15 Oct 2013, 9:57am

    I think prehaps he is right.

    However I do think had Gordon Brown been given another term we would have been waiting even longer as he didn’t support Equality in marriage when questioned saying civil partnerships were enough.

    Either way we have it and wait for it to be available to us next year, though do think it should have been introduced this Autumn at the latest, being that it was so overwhelmingly supported.

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