Thursday, 31 January 2013

Why Equal Marriage Matters

Hands up who's bored of the equal marriage debates rumbling through virtually every country in the west at the moment? It seems every other US state is currently having a referendum on the matter - with some voting for, and some against - the UK bill just hit parliament, and Paris was invaded by hoards marching both for and against. SCOTUS briefs are currently being filed in advance of the hearing on DOMA.

Whatever your political position - for, against, ambivalent - you can't escape it. I've heard arguments every which way recently, opinions and surveys and outright lies in some instances spread across the media. The most common complaint I'm hearing is that - in most places - us gays already have civil partnerships, so why are we banging on about marriage?

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