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LifeSiteNews: Top UK Gay Lobby Presents Legislation to Abolish "Husband" and "Wife"

 

LifeSiteNews:

Last week, the UK’s most powerful homosexualist lobby group, Stonewall, presented legislation to Parliament that proposes five steps to resolve the legal complexities involved in introducing same-sex “marriage”

Among the suggested legal changes, Stonewall’s draft bill would amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 to remove the terms “husband” and “wife” and replace with “parties to a marriage.”

Although Stonewall did not hold a formal position on same-sex “marriage” until recently, it is clear that the group was simply waiting for a more opportune political moment, when same-sex “marriage” legislation would have cross-party support, and a chance of passing the Hose of Lords. That moment appears to be now.

... In response to the legalization effort, a campaign to stop the redefinition of marriage was launched today by Christian leaders, led by George Lord Carey, the former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury who is known for his social conservative views. Carey said that the effort redefine marriage “constitutes one of the greatest political power grabs in history.”

“For thousands of years, the union of one man and one woman has been the bedrock of societies across cultures all around the world,” he said at this morning’s launch of the Coalition for Marriage.

“Marriage is a cornerstone of our society. Because of this, I believe the general public will oppose the present attempt to fundamentally alter – and undermine – the institution.”

4 Comments

  1. Posted February 22, 2012 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Another example of how gay marriage does not affect anyone.

  2. John N.
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    They already did this in MA. They had husband and wife replaced with Party A and Party B.

  3. grandma for liberty
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    This is getting sickening....so they can't even let hetros have their own labels...no matter what the law of the land winds up ruling... I will stick with the creator and only honor one man and one woman equals marriage......amen

  4. Louis E.
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    John N,opposite-sex couples in jurisdictions that allow SSM should move their weddings (and wedding budgets) to places they can still be husband and wife!