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Author Topic: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week  (Read 2184 times)

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'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:15:15 am »
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 05:24:27 am »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Yay!!!! About bloody time too! Finally, we have arrived in the 21st Century.....

Also, congratulations Naomi...x
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 05:28:17 am »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Yay for human decency! Congrats!

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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 06:58:38 am »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Most excellent, on both the political and your personal level! Now we just need to get Scotland onboard (though I understand a bill has already been introduced there)
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 07:00:34 am »
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Most excellent, on both the political and your personal level! Now we just need to get Scotland onboard (though I understand a bill has already been introduced there)

 
Sorry, you're right - I should have said 'England and Wales', not 'the UK'. I get confused about which laws apply to the whole of the UK and which only apply to England and Wales. Good to hear that Scotland is working on it too!
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 07:50:36 am »
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Sorry, you're right - I should have said 'England and Wales', not 'the UK'.

It's still good news.
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 02:37:46 pm »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Wooo! Congrats! :D This is great news.
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 06:06:36 am »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Then we can sit back and watch England fall apart in a morass of chaos, anarchy and godless immorality & hedonism as has happened in every country where gay marriage has been legalised.

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'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 06:43:35 am »
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Then we can sit back and watch England fall apart in a morass of chaos, anarchy and godless immorality & hedonism as has happened in every country where gay marriage has been legalised.

;)

Can't wait! (Will be selling tickets.)
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 06:45:18 am »
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Can't wait! (Will be selling tickets.)

 
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 09:16:38 am »
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Then we can sit back and watch England fall apart in a morass of chaos, anarchy and godless immorality & hedonism as has happened in every country where gay marriage has been legalised.

;)

 
Hey! I feel cheated. There's not nearly enough hedonism, anarchy, and godless immorality here in Canada!

Did our shipment get delayed or something? :mad:
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 09:18:05 am »
Quote from: Naomi J;115783
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

There are now no obstacles to equal marriage in the UK - the final debate is about some amendments. It will be law by the end of the week and the first marriages can happen in 2014.

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Yay!

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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 09:19:09 am »
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On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

Congrats in advance!  2014 isn't that far off now!

Honestly I was surprised by this headline.  For some reason I had the notion that SSM was already legal in the UK.  So, damn, now I have to say congrats again.  So, congrats!
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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 10:11:56 am »
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/gay-marriage-set-to-become-law-as-peers-approve-same-sex-couples-bill-8710078.html

On a personal note, this means we can get our 'upgrade' to marriage in a year's time!

 
Congrats! It's about time!

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Re: 'Same-Sex' marriage set to be law in UK by end of week
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 10:45:18 am »
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Congrats in advance!  2014 isn't that far off now!

Honestly I was surprised by this headline.  For some reason I had the notion that SSM was already legal in the UK.  So, damn, now I have to say congrats again.  So, congrats!

 
Nope - England and Wales have had civil partnerships for several years (not sure about Scotland), but not marriage.
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