Comments: synod press coverage last items

... although, of course, the legislation would have to incorporate civil partnerships, as the Conservative leader David Cameron noted in his recent speech on the matter.

Personally, I think its the usual 'family values' nonsense. What shoukd trigger assistance is not marriage but cohabitation and care of children. Children of cohabitees should not be discriminated against. Cohabitees and married couples are not treated differently accprding to the benefits system.

Yet again, the church interferes where it isn't wanted - when will it learn that it is nothing more than a largely irrelevant, backward-looking pressure group, and should be treated as such in these matters?

Posted by Merseymike at Thursday, 13 July 2006 at 11:05am BST

I don't understand why legislation for marriage and gay partnerships have to be the same... Why is the UK government unthinkingly wedded to enforcing legal equality between two relationships that are not the same ?!

Posted by Dave at Sunday, 16 July 2006 at 3:38pm BST
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