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Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005, 02:45 am

The insomnia isn't going away from the look of it.

Anyway, civil partnerships for gay couples are legal in the UK now and to mark the occasion, the brain trust of the homophobia squad was out in force to protest against the two lesbians tieing the knot with placards informing them that sodomy was a sin. I spent quite a bit of the morning staring at the newspaper and grinning like a loon at the news, and the associated news that our own government will be looking into the possibility of allowing it here. I also spent a bit of time wondering how the hell it could have happened (without realising that it was the Church of England that had more or less said "go for it" and not the catholic church, which makes it easier to believe).

Of course, there are many opinions being offered on this. From the dimbulbs who can't distinguish between a legal ceremony that alters the legal status of two people from a big old ceremony with priests and God and the equally dipshitty folks who seem to think that the church should somehow be obliged to offer the full on God deal to all and sundry. Days like this I just love watching the knuckle draggers wailing and gnashing their teeth while wondering how this could possibly have come to pass.

To them I say, let me explain sex and politics to you in a nutshell.

For all of the moral standing politicians may grandstand about, the day 51% of the general public is in favour of fucking in the streets, fucking in the streets will be made legal and financial incentives will be offered to early adopters of street fucking.

Now fear not, your Uncle Wombat hasn't gone and entirely filled himself with compassion for all mankind or anything, gay pride still pisses me off something terrible and to me this is more of a "Woop de fucking do - some people have been awarded the basic rights they should have had for decades" thing than "this is a momentous day for civil rights!". Remember that the next time some grassfucker deigns to bend over and say "Look how wonderful we are, we've done the decent thing after fifty years". Remember that when in a few years when pot is legalised and those same fuckbags yell down from the ivory tower "Love us, we've decided that you're easier to manage when you're stoned instead of drunk and cancerous!".

The story here is not "Yay! Gay civil unions!" its "About fucking time".

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
awakedreamer

Long story made short: Gay marriage was legalized in Spain at the beginning of this year, and as you have supposed the catholic church didn't take it very well.

Although I'd say that about 60% of the population here, is pro gay-marriage, that didn't prevent that when it was approved, the church, & the right wing parties, organised a huge manifestation in Madrid (of about 750,000 people) against it.

The thing is that, they tried to play a clever spin in the subject: the manifestations weren't against gay marriage, but allegedly for "the rights of the family & children" (Suckers. As anyone can easily see gay marriage doesn't attack the rights of anyone. It recognizes rights for people who didn't have them, but doesn't substract from anyone).

In the end, fortunately they haven't achieved anything, but there's still a huge social division on the matter. So, I do think it's possible, for a catholic country to approve gay marriage, but the government that does that, is going to have to fight its way trough the hell, the church is going to put on it...

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
ulaire_daidoji

Having been witness to the gay pride weeks in Paris and london a few years back and seeing what utter shag-fests they appear to have been, I always wonder why we can't have a straight pride week?

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
followthebird: Love

I think that if two people who love each other, and want to make a promise to spend the rest of their lives with each other, they should be allowed to marry.
Gay or Straight.
However, I don't agree with shag-fests Gay or Straight.

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
followthebird: Re: Love

I think that if two people love each other, and want to make a promise to spend the rest of their lives with each other, they should be allowed to marry.
Gay or Straight.
However, I don't agree with shag-fests Gay or Straight.

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I'll take a "shut the hell up" week in preference, where no one gets to mouth off about anything like nationality, sexual orientation, weight or political preference or anything else that either had nothing to do with them (to paraphrase Bill Hicks - Are you proud to be an american? I dunnow, my parents just fucked there, I didn't have much to do with it) or is nothing to be proud of to begin with. Honest to god. Televising political party national conventions....

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
unblinkered

Michael McDowell in proposing sensible legislation shocker!!!!

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Michael McDowell in "pretending to be slightly less of a facist crunt in the hopes of garnering more votes come the next election" shocker.

Wed, Dec. 21st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

I think what I like most about this whole story (and most of the photos) is that this is driving the religous right absolutely NUTS and theres nothing they can do about it except froth impotently.