The English House of Commons passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, with the Tories backing the idea, and the bill is now moving to the House of Lords, where one prominent conservative leader is making a terrible and, frankly, vile argument against marriage equality.
Prime Minister David Cameron said equal marriage would help build a stronger and fairer society – earning the backing of the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband – but former Tory attack-dog Lord Tebbit has questioned the can of worms that could pop open if the legislation is passed in a hurry.
“The government discussed it for twenty minutes on the morning of its announcement,” former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit told The Big Issue. “They’d done no work on it beforehand. I said to a minister I know: have you thought this through? Because you’re doing the law of succession, too.
“When we have a queen who is a lesbian and she marries another lady and then decides she would like to have a child and someone donates sperm and she gives birth to a child, is that child heir to the throne?’
“It’s like one of my colleagues said: we’ve got to make these same sex marriages available to all.
“It would lift my worries about inheritance tax because maybe I’d be allowed to marry my son. Why not? Why shouldn’t a mother marry her daughter?”
Thank you for proving that no one should do anything but point and laugh at you when you open your mouth to speak.