I’m reblogging this (obviously) because gay marriage came into law today and it’s a very strongly ‘pro’ opinion (I think the large political party with many members who still treat gay people as second-class may be the ‘Cons’).
I was disturbed to see, on the BBC’s Question Time last Thursday, members of the public putting forward a view that marriage is about procreation, and that marriage in its current form has been around for many thousands of years – in fact, in this country, it wasn’t formalised until an Act of Parliament in 1753; previously there had been informal (albeit binding) arrangements and church involvement was invited, not mandatory. Meanwhile, same-sex marriages have enjoyed legal status as far back in history as republican Rome.