Shortly afterwards, Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, set out new guidelines allowing “religious music” to be used in civil partnership ceremonies. She suggested that this should be regarded as a step towards allowing gay marriages. In September, the Lib Dem party conference backed her call for same-sex marriages to be legalised.
In December a campaign group, Equal Love, helped a group of British same-sex couples to launch an action in the ECHR asking for civil partnerships to be given full marriage status. They were supported by Peter Tatchell, who told the BBC that banning gay people from marriage sent “a signal that we are regarded as socially and legally inferior”.
The campaign – with much conferring behind the scenes between ministers and gay lobby groups – was under way. In March 2011, May and Featherstone issued an official policy document, “Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward”. It committed the Government to work “with all those who have an interest in equal civil marriage” on how “legislation can develop”. Furthermore, it committed the Foreign Office and the new Gender Equality Office to work for “full implementation” of the Council of Europe’s 2010 Recommendation, with a target date of June 2013.
In November 2011, when Britain took over the six-monthly chairmanship of the Council of Europe, it put this at the top of the agenda. (Featherstone had already committed £100,000 of government money to creating an LGBT unit in Strasbourg to plan implementation of the policy). Britain was so keen to take the lead that, on March 27 last year, the UK’s representation in Strasbourg organised the council’s first “closed conference” (ie, public not admitted), to agree detailed plans for the June 2013 implementation, with a keynote address from Featherstone. A speech by the British judge, Sir Nicolas Bratza, then head of the European Court of Human Rights, signalled that the court was ready to declare same-sex marriage a “human right”, as soon as enough countries fell into line.
Such are the real reasons that our Government needed to rush through last week’s vote on gay marriage. We are committed to “full implementation” of the Council of Europe’s policy no later than this June (and hence the similar law now being rushed through in France). It has been a brilliant political coup by the gay lobby, aided by Featherstone, May and those shadowy European bodies that, in so many ways, now rule our lives. But why weren’t we told more honestly and openly why it has all happened?
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One has to wonder at the introduction of aesopian language in that for some inexplicable reason homosexuals are broken into two groups where female homosexuals are called lesbians whilst male homosexuals are styled misleadingly as ‘gay’. Clearly an effort through The Frankfurt School and their early work to undermine Western values, as was their intent when the USSR purchased the Socialogical Research Department of Frankfurt University in the late 1920s before moving it to Stonewall Street in Los Angeles in the mid 1930s to avoid becoming embroiled in Germany’s increasingly popular and vile Nazi Party.
One of the Frankfurt School’s first clients were the homosexuals of the area around their offices in Stonewall Street.
I have no problem with the practices of homosexuality between consenting adults but I see no right or justification for the promotion of such a minority perversion in society any more than other perversions such as bestiality and various fetishes.
If the 1.1/2 to 2.1/2% of the population who practice these perversions wish to do so in a stable relationship so be it, and I actively campaigned in my early teens and subsequently for decriminalisation of their perversion.
Of the tiny percentage who are homosexual just what percentage wish to become involved in long term mutual contracts for sex has not been defined, however it would seem that the majority in such so called stable relationships fubnction as a mutually supportive predatory pair.
For as long as they practice their behaviour between consenting adults, whether one or more are in what was called a Civil Partnership is a matter of no consequence to society at large and merely defines this behaviour as perverse to the norm.
Of the tiny % of the small percentage who are homosexual just imagine how tiny is the percentage who wish to take their Civil Partnership forward to call it a Marriage!
In that there are clearly a few of these individuals so be it but to offend the huge majority in pandering to this miniscule number and expecting that they should be heavily subsidised does seem bizarre in the extreme – but at the end of the day there is nothing that is not bizarre about The Frankfurt School and its devious behaviour, and one could even say the same thing of the EU, whose corrupt and undemocratic practices are so damaging to ethical values and the basic concepts of ‘self determination’ enshrined in the foundation charter of the United Nations.