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First day for gay 'marriage' laws


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Same-sex couples can for the first time tell register offices that they want a civil partnership.

 

The first ceremonies are expected to take place on December 21.

 

Between 800 and 1,000 couples are expected to register on the first day. Westminster already has 20 ceremonies booked for December 21.

 

One of the busiest districts may be on the South Coast, where Brighton and Hove City Council says it already has 510 provisional bookings.

 

To cope with the demand, the Register Office is expanding and, in addition to the city's town halls, there are 23 other venues where couples can hold their ceremonies, including the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier and the Sea Life Centre.

 

Gay marriage is legal in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Canada. Britain has not gone that far, but the civil partnership will be marriage in all but name, granting legal rights virtually identical to those enjoyed by married couples.

 

The Civil Partnership Act, which won Royal Assent last November, allows same-sex couples to sign an official document in front of the Registrar and two witnesses.

 

Registration will only be available to homosexuals and not as an alternative to heterosexual marriage. The Act does not use the term "gay marriage" and, in order to dissolve the agreement, partners will have to undergo a form of "divorce".

 

Sir Elton John and his long-term partner David Furnish are among couples who have already voiced their intention to tie the knot under the new same-sex marriage laws.

 

Department of Trade and Industry officials estimate there will be more than 42,000 civil partnerships by 2050.

 

Well Since I missed this being announced a while back I had to make sure I posted on this today. Obviously I am very happy to see that we are taking another big step forward for equality for all.

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Dirty bum love?

Can I just say that (as you put it) "dirty bum love" has been going on for centuries, and not just between 2 men.

 

It has been used as a form of contraception, because a woman can't get pregnant if you take her "from behind".

 

So, is it still bad if a man has some "dirty bum love" with a woman, or do you still see it as horrible?

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Forgive me for thinking 'organised religion' has existed since the early days of man. And that homosexuality, sodomy etc along with all the other 'immoral' things in life has been deemed wrong since then. Yes bla bla I drink and do other naughty things but I would rate being gay as far worse than all of that.

 

The idea of gay marriages... it actually makes me laugh, its just so absurd. As is the idea of equal rights for gays.

 

Look I'm not saying fire somebody from his job because he's a homo just don't come to me expecting to believe that gay marriages are legitimate. Laws don't change the fact that they are just plain wrong.

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The thing that gets me is people say it's normal,but two males having sex can't produce offspring and females(without sex toys) can't even have intercourse so that's why i say it's wrong.Also if it were normal then why were Males and females created?If it's normal for people of the same sex to have intercourse.
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Simon, can I ask, are you sure that you don't have any homosexuality in you?

 

I'm just wondering, have you ever watched porn? If so, do you only watch lesbian porn? If not, then you're looking at a guy.

 

Since you're looking at a guy, and enjoying it, you must have some homosexuality in your make-up. :)

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Just plain wrong, being gay is not a disease, it's an option you make. If you wanna be gay then fine but like Simon said it's just wrong. God made a woman and a man for the purpose of mating and gave the woman the gift of getting pregnant. If being gay was right then why didn't God make the man so that he could also get pregnant?

 

There's some thing that are meant to be and some that aren't, being gay and getting married isn't one of them.

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