Thursday, July 22, 2010

Has the time come for gay marriage in the UK?

 "The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes MP has told, a question and answer website, that gay couples are likely to gain full rights to marriage under the current Parliament.

Gay Marriage In the UK
This would be a revolution for gay rights, but there is still a long way to go before same-sex couples achieve full rights to marriage as they are arguably entitled to under human rights law. Simon Hughes also said 'I don't know the answer because we haven't had the discussion', but that 'I see absolutely no reason why we shouldn't all be able to support what Nick Clegg said, which is that it would be appropriate in Britain in 2010-11 for there to be the ability to have civil marriage for straight people and gay people equally". With public opinion softening after five years of civil partnerships with no apocalyptic results, it is possible that the time for gay marriage in the UK might finally have come.


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