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UK Parliament votes to allow gay marriage in church

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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Just throwing this out there, in a free vote of MP's in Parliament, the house has voted in favour of allowing gay marriage in church.
www.bbc.co.uk...


At the conclusion of the Commons' first opportunity to debate the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, MPs voted by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, in favour of the legislation. Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as "an important step forward" that strengthens society. But a number of Conservative MPs voted against the plans. MPs' decision to back the bill at second reading signifies that they approve with it in principle. The legislation will now proceed to receive more detailed parliamentary scrutiny.

Personally, I couldn't really care as I'm not religious in any way. I'm more concerned with the fact that existing 'civil partnership' options offering the same legal rights as marriage are not available to heterosexual couples. Hopefully this situation will change because if the gay marriage law is eventually passed then there is a clear case of discrimination against heterosexual couples.




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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Politicians should have no say in what occurs at the Church.

If your God damns you, that's his decision no one elses.

I'm all pro gay rights, I just don't personally think its right...lulz.

I'm conservative, but it doesn't stop me morally acting libertarian.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by ObservingYou
Politicians should have no say in what occurs at the Church.
Ah, yes, but marriages can be legally registered by approved churches without the need of a registry office. Some churches want to marry gay couples but were barred by law. This vote will change that situation and 'allow' churches to do so if they wish. Churches so far are not obligated to marry gay couples though.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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Gay marriage should be legalized in every part of the world.
They have rights too.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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I am a religous person, I do not believe gay's should be allowed to be married in a "Church", I do not believe they deserve any more rights than a "straight" person. However it is none of the Governments business. I treat gay's the same as I treat straight people, sin is sin and it is for God to judge. Why do people have such a hard time with this issue? I must say that some of the left wing flamers really push the limits of my tolerance, just a right wing homophobes do.

A church that condones gay marriage is not really abiding by any of the scriptures, I personally would not support or attend, however this doesn't give anyone the right to ridicule them.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:44 PM
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oh no no , this is sad. here goes allllllllllllll the MPs will come out the closet now. bet there are quite a few. those illuminati are sooo sneaky.
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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by ObservingYou
Politicians should have no say in what occurs at the Church.

If your God damns you, that's his decision no one elses.

I'm all pro gay rights, I just don't personally think its right...lulz.

I'm conservative, but it doesn't stop me morally acting libertarian.


Completely agree with you church and politics are strange bed mates and that marriage should never have been allowed.

If 2 people love each other let 'em marry

If you believe in God and are gay why not get married in His presence ?

Surely the basis of being a christian is to forgive so where's the problem ?

Strange how many men have a problem with gay men but watch lesbian porn

Hypocrisy is a strange thing



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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so now they have done the brainwashing shoving gay life into our view, next its going to be the gay world order.
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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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I don't think it's sad at all, I'm mostly indifferent due to the fact that I don't believe in any gods and follow no religions.
My personal issue is that if I want a legally binding civil partnership (on a par with marriage) as gay couples have the option at present, I am barred from doing so due to being heterosexual.
If gay couples can now have the religiously loaded status of marriage, I believe it is right that a heterosexual couple should be able to enjoy the status of civil partnership.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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it isnt sad for non religious folk. its sad for religous peoples. omg here comes the gay world order, two penises entwined in eternal matrimony in the house of god.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Nobody should be told by any government not to get married. Its a personal choice, nobody should have the power to deter that.

If this really bothers you then I'm sorry but you need to take a step back and stop trying to invade on other peoples choices, its none of your business - it doesn't even effect you, you act like as if they have equal rights its going to cause an apocalyptic, gay zombie outbreak. .

Its 2013, I'd of liked to thought this frame of mind was commonly frowned upon.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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really now, seeing men kissing is just ewww



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by FreedomEntered
so now they have done the brainwashing shoving gay life into our view, next its going to be the gay world order.
edit on 5-2-2013 by FreedomEntered because: (no reason given)




Handbags at dawn guys
I need a second, any takers ?
You'll need to look good in that little black number, and I'll need help stealing it from the wife



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Leave it to God to decide..




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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it really is about time too, i've just finished castigating a so-called christian who thinks that homosexuality is an abomination and i cant wait to see how he deals with the realisation that he is not meant to judge and should instead love his neighbour and offer the other cheek. he's probably seeking advice on his reply at present


anyways, one of the bits of political intrigue i so liked about this case was that some gay tory mps who love to act all conservative and outraged at this for the venal sake of their political careers (and expenses, no doubt) were politely told by the whips/party that they risked being outed if they voted against this.

now i never thought i would agree with tory whips!


i actually bought the mail on sunday last week too lol, but tbf that was just for entertainments sake and because i didnt have the cash to buy a broadsheet and some biscuits too. i still hid it under my jacket as i walked home though



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by cody599
Strange how many men have a problem with gay men but watch lesbian porn

Hypocrisy is a strange thing
I've always thought it strange as well, "check out those hot chicks getting it on" etc, but then followed up by lines like this:


Originally posted by FreedomEntered

really now, seeing men kissing is just ewww


Personal opinion I guess but "ewww" is not really a strong argument to deny gay couples from getting married.
Oh, and for the benefit of FreedomEntered, gay women will be allowed to marry as well, this isn't all about men here



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by skalla
i actually bought the mail on sunday last week too
Argh!! That is the abomination! Thou shalst suffer for thy sins...and on the sabbath as well, how could you? Repent!



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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perhaps you should stop staring then

i dont want to see teenagers eating each others faces, so i simply dont goggle at them when they do



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by grainofsand

Originally posted by skalla
i actually bought the mail on sunday last week too
Argh!! That is the abomination! Thou shalst suffer for thy sins...and on the sabbath as well, how could you? Repent!


i still feel all grimy, i just cant shake the outrage off - i may have to thump a bosnian or a homeless person just to get it out of my system



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by ObservingYou
Politicians should have no say in what occurs at the Church.


But the queen is the head of the Church of England.

Britain does not have a separation of church and state as one of its core values, should or shouldn't doesn't come in to it.




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