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Thread #147102   Message #3459511
Posted By: Steve Shaw
31-Dec-12 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Well then, Keith, you can hardly complain that the matter isn't getting an airing. I suppose some of us don't listen enough to the stuffshirts when they start spouting about "morals", etc. The fact remains that there is hardly a massive public outrage going on, though there is plenty of airing. As for the haste which you pejoratively refer to, well I don't know about you but in matters of human rights I don't much care for slow-grinding and long delays perpetrated by the men of marble. We should be getting on with it, post haste. Only people who like the idea of discrimination would want all that delay that you're calling for.

And I can't be the only person around here who doesn't give a stuff what churches do or don't do. Weddings to them are largely money-making affairs (they tend not to press prospective couples too much, after all, as to whether they actually ever go to church! Some principle...)The legal bit is the couple of minutes of the marriage process. The rest is ceremony, and you can do what you like with that for all I care. I wouldn't license any church to conduct marriages at all if they said they intended to discriminate against gay people. They're getting away with blue murder otherwise.