The Church of England has been opposing gay marriage, but votes in Parliament demonstrate that they can’t stop it. So the state church is dropping its attempts to kill the gay marriage bill and is concentrating instead on improving it; that is, making gay marriage more like regular marriage. For example, under the current bill, adultery is not a grounds for divorce for homosexual couples! And lesbian spouses do not have parental responsibilities if one partner is a mother!
So adultery doesn’t violate marriage vows for gay married couples? And parental obligations are different in same-sex marriages? I’m curious if such differences in what marriage entails are part of the gay marriage movement overall. If there are different rules for the two kinds of marriage, the slogan “marriage equality” is bogus. Gay marriage would, in fact, change the institution as a whole. [Read more...]