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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Feb 2013 19:42

I posted earlier

"I do not know why marriage in a church should be of concern to a government.

If a government should pass legislation concerning marriages in a religious building, whichever denomination of Christianity, or other religion, it should, in my opinion, be up to individual clergy to decide whether or not to conduct a ceremony, as is the custom at present within Christianity: a couple wishing to marry is seen by a religious minister who decides whether or not to conduct the marriage."

but just deleted it having read the news as the legislation is about the institution of marriage:

"The Commons voted in favour of the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day's debate on the bill."


eRRolSheep Report 5 Feb 2013 19:44

Incidentally, the Bill has been approved by a pretty substantial majority


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 19:52

Peter Tatchell challenges all kinds of prejudice wherever he sees it. And has been assaulted by heavies for doing so. No one should doubt his courage. He tried to arrest Mugabe for human rights abuses. I don't agree with all of his actions or agree with him on everything but I admire his courage.

He has challenged Muslim clerics attitude to homosexuality and the suppression of women in the past - read his biography.


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 20:07

I've been accused of flamboyant behaviour in the past and I'm straight, John. I love flamboyance.

No stare from you would make me any less flamboyant and I doubt it did those at Gay Pride. We flamboyants are used to fuddy duddies disapproving and don't give a flying fig.


FootieAngel Report 5 Feb 2013 20:08

Why would yu give "them" a stare? Surely if the rally is peaceful they have the same rights to march and enjoy the march as any other group! Would yu give the stare to the edl for instance? would yu be big enough to do that? I have seen the march in Birmingham tooI have only observed a group of men who are happy with who they are- not ppl to be gawped at to wither their confidence!
Maybe the insecurities lie within yurself!


eRRolSheep Report 5 Feb 2013 20:10

Well said Guinevere.
One thing that annoys me is people that claim they embrace modern attitudes towards non heterosexuals but then add a caveat.

Well said Mel too


supercrutch Report 5 Feb 2013 20:12

Lolol eldest daughter (straight) goes to the Gay Pride rally in Cardiff if she's not working and has a whale of a time :-D You should try it John ;-) A bit like the Nottinghill Carnival but a bit more colourful (and there's leather) :-D :-D :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Feb 2013 20:14

I like a bit of flamboyance myself John :-)

May be why I like the theatre :-) a bit over the top, a bit extrovert, a bit "flamboyant"...all the things I'm not lol except in my secret soul. :-D

edit, a bit out of sync there, but laughing at Sue's comment re leather, I find it strangely attractive (for a vegetarian lol) ;-)


FootieAngel Report 5 Feb 2013 20:14

Thank yu Errol


eRRolSheep Report 5 Feb 2013 20:15

you're welconme


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 20:16

Thank you, Errol.

It's a bit like people who say I'm not homophobic/racist/sexist - then go on to prove they are.


ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 5 Feb 2013 20:19

Aye, there's always that but isn't there.


eRRolSheep Report 5 Feb 2013 20:19

you're welcome too - and yes I agree


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 20:21

Indeed, Julie.

I'm sure you can bear witness to my flamboyance as well! ;-)


Kay???? Report 5 Feb 2013 20:29

Gay Pride rallies are fantastic, they are world a bit of eye stare candy for everyone.

;-) :-D :-D.


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 20:31



supercrutch Report 5 Feb 2013 20:34

Gawd, some gay men are just so attractive, I'd kill for the cheekbones some have ;-)


ChAoTicintheNewYear Report 5 Feb 2013 20:37

Gwynne, I can definitely bear witness to your flamboyance. I love your flamboyance :-D

I have to admit in the past when I've found out some men are gay I've thought 'What a waste.' ;-)


Guinevere Report 5 Feb 2013 20:39


Have to agree with you on the criminal waste point.


Elizabethofseasons Report 5 Feb 2013 20:44

Dear All


I have not been happy with the wording of the marriage vows.
They seem purely based on procreation.

Many couples do not want children or are unable to have them.

I believe if you find the right person and wish to make a committment, (hetro or gay)
then go to a registry office.

Once you have the legal piece of paper, you can then decide if you want a blessing from the church, which I don't believe should be withheld from anyone.

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS