Not to be outdone by the French, the United Kingdom is well on their way to inviting god’s wrath…which is still coming to all those other nations that have let adults marry the consenting adult of their choice, just you wait heathens!
The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day’s debate on the bill.
Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as “an important step forward” that strengthens society.
Voting lists show that 136 Conservatives opposed the bill.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it beautifully.
“No matter who you are and who you love, we are all equal. Marriage is about love and commitment, and it should no longer be denied to people just because they are gay.”
And the award for dumbest argument to the contrary goes to David Burrowes.
Yeah, different is great…unless you’re different from straight people, then we need some laws in place to make us all the same. Men are different from women, you see, and that’s why we all need to marry the same way: like we were straight. Ain’t difference grand?
But Conservative MP David Burrowes said: “We do respect the equal value of men and women, but surely that doesn’t avoid us looking and celebrating difference, and marriage is a great way of celebrating the difference between a man and a woman.”
And no lightning struck any government buildings after the vote. No plague broke out among those who voted for equality. But sometime down the road, long after the fact, something bad will happen like a tornado. It will harm Christians and atheists, pro-gay rights people and anti-gay rights people, and Christians will point out how god is punishing “us” for allowing this wicked perversion, as if natural disasters never occurred beforehand.
That’s all they have. There is no rational reason to maintain our discrimination against LGBT people. It’s particularly sad when you realize that there never was.