Marriage, a mere rite of passage?
“This is about the underlying principles of family, society, and personal freedoms”, Miss Lynne Featherstone, MP, Britain’s Equalities Minister, wrote in London’s Daily Telegraph last week, referring to her Government’s plans to introduce legislation enabling gay people to describe their civil partnerships as marriage. Reading those words you might think that at last someone is about to address this fraught subject on the basis of such basic things as principles, family, society and personal freedom. But alas, no.
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