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To think this calls for a celebration!? - Same-sex marriage to become law by next week!

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ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 21:54:59


I'm actually crying I'm so happy right now!

This calls for a large class of wine to celebrate!

mumtolilh Tue 16-Jul-13 21:59:45

I'm happy about it! I think it's up to each individual the life they wanna live smile

Empress77 Tue 16-Jul-13 22:00:30

It is wonderful news!

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:01:10

My uncles will finally be able to get married and my DD is going to be a bridesmaid, they've waited 17 years for this. I just phoned them up and they were crying down the phone they're so happy!

Bimblepops Tue 16-Jul-13 22:02:39

It is absolutely marvellous, am so happy...

ChasingDogs Tue 16-Jul-13 22:03:20

Bloody LOL at Gerald Howarth being upset about Conservative MPs being offended, when the majority of the population they're meant to represent is the opposite.

I'll join you in a drink, although mines not a large glass of wine but a rather less classy can of Stella grin

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Tue 16-Jul-13 22:04:41

Yanbu wine

FeckOffCup Tue 16-Jul-13 22:05:42

What extra advantage does same sex marriage have over civil partnership, I always thought civil partnership gave the same legal status re inheritance and things as heterosexual marriage?

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:07:32

The seven ways civil partnership isn't the same as marriage.

gordyslovesheep Tue 16-Jul-13 22:08:05

yay fantastic news grin

FeckOffCup Tue 16-Jul-13 22:11:01

Thanks for the link, I didn't realise that marital status affected so many things like pensions and emigrating.

CatelynStark Tue 16-Jul-13 22:11:11

Bloody brilliant! And about time too!!!

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:12:21

It's fine Feck not many people do. smile

Holliewantstobehot Tue 16-Jul-13 22:14:41

At long bloody last - am really happy for everyone who can now get married if they want to. Celebrations all round I say!!!

CuttedUpPear Tue 16-Jul-13 22:14:55

That's great.
Noone will ever marry me but I'm glad for those that want to and now can.

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:21:32

This is American, but we could be seeing sights like this in England in 2014. Get your hankies out.

FringeEvent Tue 16-Jul-13 22:22:48

Yay! wine for everyone.

Can someone please help me understand one paragraph from the article - I'm probably just being a bit thick but I'm not clear on what this means:

Under the terms of the the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, religious organisations will have to "opt in" to offering weddings, with the Church of England and Church in Wales being banned in law from doing so.

What is it that the Church of England and Church in Wales are banned from doing? This reads to me like the Church of England is no longer able to perform wedding ceremonies. I've got that wrong, surely?

StrawberrytallCAKE Tue 16-Jul-13 22:25:20

wine Here's to going to an utterly stylish wedding sometime soon grin

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:26:03

The CoF and CoW can't perform same-sex marriages, it was added on to the bill so that it could be passed and prevent the Church from being forced to perform same-sex marriages, personally I think it's ridiculous, but, hey, it's better than nothing.

RockChicken1 Tue 16-Jul-13 22:26:27

Great news, I can finally marry my dp next year! Massive step for equality.

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:27:14

I'm so happy for you Rock! flowers wine

FringeEvent Tue 16-Jul-13 22:28:13

Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up!

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:29:41

No problem. smile

thebody Tue 16-Jul-13 22:30:33

can't understand why people want to ban others from being happy.

fantastic news.

ANormalOne Tue 16-Jul-13 22:31:58

Me neither TheBody, but I hope they enjoy being on the wrong side of history, once again.

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