I’m having an “oh FFS” moment so here is a litle story of an odd Tory dig on the Mail site of all places. Well you can’t have the Cameron Brigade being human now can you?
The original article is here. It appears to have originally been about them wanting more women bosses (which itself got some great CAPS LOCK negative responses about them wimmin) judging by the URL but then it got updated to this shocker:
A Conservative government would ‘consider’ changing the law to allow gay civil partnerships to be renamed marriages, the party revealed today. The promise came in a ‘contract for equalities’, unveiled by shadow women’s minister Theresa May, which said the Conservatives were ‘committed to a fairer deal for gay people across Britain’.
I just had to leave a comment, which I cannot screen grab because it got removed by the moderators who sent me an email to explain:
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The offending comment can still be seen as various people replied to it and the debate grew, as it should with these kind of things. Here’s the discussions I had:
Elsie was at least polite about my ‘offending’ comment.
I am genuinely interested in why people don’t get this point. Why do people get married? It’s not hard to understand.
Me and Jamie are just like those two sisters down the road, of course. If they are seriously warped.
I couldn’t let it lie…
Last Sunday me and Jamie went out with my brother and his husband (oh yes I am biased for obvious reasons) and our parents as we often do and it was a pleasant occasion (and they are lifelong Mail readers). I think we’ve been out with them more times since we got married than ever before. Simple family values (but with less lady wives). Not hard to understand, surely?
I am sure some childless couples are actually not that fond of children actually, but that would not fit into the narrow view of ‘proper marriage.’
I declare this a draw. Now when will my comment be deemed fine by the moderators and reinstated, eh?