Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Straight British Couple Seeks "Gay" Partnership

 Because Gay people want to get married, but straight people don't. 

Straight from the "WTH" file, this story from MSNBC:

"Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle are in love and want to tie the knot — but they don't want to get married. The 26-year-old Londoners think they should be allowed to have a civil partnership, a form of legal union available in Britain only to same-sex couples. Gay rights activists are backing the couple's bid in an attempt to legalize gay marriage.

"We want to secure official status for our relationship in a way that supports the call for complete equality and is free of the negative, sexist connotations of marriage," Freeman said according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

"We are taking this stand against discrimination and in support of legal equality for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation," he said.

Doyle and Freeman were refused a permit Tuesday from their local town hall, setting up a likely appeal.

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, who accompanied Doyle and Freeman at the Islington registry office, said "denying heterosexual couples the right to have a civil partnership is heterophobic."

Marriage and civil partnership are virtually identical in law, and activists think both should be open to all couples.

Britain introduced civil partnerships in 2005."

Um, what is "heterophobic"? Is it something like "heteronormative"?


Washington said...

ain't that some s*** lololol people kill me sometimes

Carlos said...

This is ridiculous. its a shame the gay community is backing this couple. All they're doing is making it mochary out of what the gay community is trying to accomplish. there is absolutely no reason to try and get a domestic partnership when there not gay its not helping anything ita just making them look more stupid then already are. I hope they deny them a marriage license after their appeal is shot down.

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