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How delightful. Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? The title of this piece is of course referring to the utterly bonkers crap that has been spouted by those lovely Tories over the last few days. Part of me is quite glad that the discussion on marriage equality has brought out the worst in politicians many of whom I have long considered to be idiots. Such talk exposes them for the cretins that they are, but on the other hand I do think ‘fuck off’.
This week Norman Tebbit launched an expletive laden attack on David Cameron, saying that he has “fucked things up” over the marriage equality bill (never mind the general fucking up of the country by him, his Tory posh boys, and Nick Clegg). Tebbit also said in his interview with the Big Issue that allowing the gays to get married will lead to us having a lesbian Queen and an artificially inseminated heir. That was after saying “It’s like one of my colleagues said: we’ve got to make these same-sex marriages available to all. It would lift my worries about inheritance tax because maybe I’d be allowed to marry my son. Why not? Why shouldn’t a mother marry her daughter? Why shouldn’t two elderly sisters living together marry each other? I quite fancy my brother!” Is the dude on drugs?
Then in the House of Commons there was the already infamous comment about the “aggressive homosexual community” by Gerald Howarth. Apparently the gays want to use marriage equality as a stepping stone to something more.
Now I’m not aggressive at all, but if wanting to have the same rights and freedoms as every other person in this country constitutes being aggressive, then hell yeah I am one aggressive homosexual. Without wanting to sound too aggressive, Gerald Howarth can fuck off with his outdated attitudes and bigotry.
Calming down a bit to articulate my point in a more civilised way, what all of this marriage equality stuff is doing, is showing some politicians’ true colours. Some of the comments are laughable, but ultimately they should be ashamed of themselves. They should also remember that their constituents, which include many a queen (maybe not a lesbian one though), have the power to vote them out of office.
In years to come we will look back on all of this and laugh at how ridiculous it is. In other countries that have ‘gay marriage’ the only thing that has happened is that gay people have got married. There’s been no plague of locusts, the sky hasn’t fallen and the world has not ended. Those who are saying that gay and lesbian people being allowed to wed will devalue their marriage need to grow up and get a grip. The truth is that it will strengthen the institution. I am a big supporter of marriage and feel that allowing LGBT folk to join in that tradition will be a wonderful thing. Bring on the lesbian Queen.