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Thread #147102   Message #3459486
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
31-Dec-12 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Steve, marriage always has had, and always will have restrictions.
Over the centuries some restrictions are challenged and changed.
Child marriage for instance.
Then again, different cultures have different restrictions.
Although no known culture in all human history has ever allowed same-sex marriage, it may be time for that to change in our culture now.

Don.
Yes, I would emphatically deny that. If a government were only able to legislate that which was in its manifesto, it would be totally hamstrung in the face of changing circumstances. Also, secondary legislation commonly follows on from a manifesto pledge
Very silly Don.
Of course issues come up suddenly but this one is centuries old, so why the mad rush?
What has "secondary legislation" to do with this?

Don you are wrong about the position of churhes, but this time the confusion is not your fault.
It keeps changing because the implications had not been thought through.
I think the latest wheeze is that some churches are prohibited from doing it, but I am confused too.

And Don, I clearly admitted that I post the views of others.
I have stated my own views.