To wedding or not. Lucky you have a choice

November 15, 2010 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

You might have read about a het couple in the Britain who want to have a civil union but not a marriage because homosexuals can’t get “married” in the UK and are limited to civil unions, and they think all enjoined couples should have the same right/choice to marry. Never mind that it is part campaign and part romantic and nearly all about policy. I can see what they’re on about and if they get the law changed to recognise gay marriage then good for them. But I’d prefer if marriage as an institution was scrapped altogether and we get back the real meaning of marriage, i.e. a contract between adults to share body and material comfort, then we’d see how popular it would really be.

But in the wider view, the fight for gay marriage is, of course, about non-discrimination and the right to be trapped by state laws.  In the diehard campaign for the right for us to be married, here’s another no less poignant site that seeks to keep the fight alive and to overturn the hardline that is the defining symbol of us vs them.

The Potential Wedding album wants pictures of gay couples who really really want that jeweller’s certificate.  I think I’ll get C to sign up so we can be in cute company.

In the meantime, let’s all live happily de facto and have the same rights as married couples bar the wedding bills and licence.

[PWA via a lovely piece by Dick Gross]


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