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Join The Campaign For Straight Gay Marriages

by | 25th, November 2009

gay-civilIF you are not gay, can you still have gay wedding, a so-called civil partnership? If you’re not a dog can you still enter Crufts? If you aren’t a vampire can you still drink the blood of a virgin?

Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 25, want to challenge “discriminatory” UK laws which restrict civil partnerships to same-sex couples. Having been denied a civil partnership at London’s Islington Register Office, Mr Freeman and Miss Doyle are protesting. Says he:

“It would be lovely to formalise our relationship but we are completely turned off by the whole institution of marriage because it discriminates against gay people.”

So don’t get married and live together. Become common law husband and wife. No. not good enough. They want a straight civil partnership. And they want to tell you about it:

“We think gay people should be able to have a standard marriage and straight people should be able to have a civil partnership.”

Miss Doyle adds:

“We want a choice and all other couples should also have a choice, irrespective of their sexuality.”

Here comes Peter Tatchell – “This segregation based on sexuality is just as reprehensible as a legal apartheid based on race”:

“The ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is heterophobic. It is discriminatory and offensive.”

You offended? Oh, Brave new World. An Islington Council spokesman says:

“The law dictates that a civil partnership is only for couples of the same sex. The council must follow the law, of course, and so we have not been able to accept Mr Freeman and Ms Doyle’s application for a civil partnership.”

Which means that they can get married, or not. Their choice. As for discrimination, aren’t all laws discriminatory?

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