Notepad on Life

February 5, 2013

Gay marriage – the great unravelling starts sooner than expected

Filed under: politics,Relationships,Religion,sex — - @ 6:47 am

While not a supporter of gay marriage, on religious grounds, I must confess to being stunned that the anarchy its more vocal opponents claim will be unleashed should it become legal in the UK, seems to have started before the ink is even wet on the statute books.

But then we’re talking lawyers here, whose legendary propensity for nit-picking could make even black and white seem blurry. I mean, come on…

“…lawyers who drafted the bill sidestepped the question of defining what constituted sex between gay couples. They included a clause saying that only “conduct between one party to the marriage and a person of the opposite sex” would constitute adultery.”

What on earth is there to “sidestep”? I’m no practitioner but do I have to draw a diagram here, people…?

I’ve left the apocalyptic predictions to others so far in this debate. With me, it is simply a case that the Bible leaves me no leeway on this issue, despite my natural tendency to live and let live. Even so, I find it hard to read this without the words ‘dog’s breakfast’ springing to mind.




  1. Adultery equals anarchy? Interesting concept.

    Nonetheless, I do find quite a bit of humor in the idea that a straight married couple can have same sex extra marital affairs without the law siding against them. Maybe if all straight marriages suffer from nonstop secret gay lovers, they will just let people marry who they actually want to be with. 🙂

    Comment by Brando Calrissian — February 5, 2013 @ 7:07 am | Reply

  2. Second reading today. Hooray!

    Comment by Clare Flourish — February 5, 2013 @ 8:48 am | Reply

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