It's clear that civil partnerships, while offering all the legal benefits of marriage (as far as I understand anyway) do create a kind of "back of the bus" situation. The back of the bus still gets to the same place, but who wants to be forced to sit there?
But now I see that Cameron, despite being firmly in favour of gay marriage, is going to make it illegal for the CoE to marry gays. He's not even going to allow the CoE to marry gays if they want to.
As we say in Topeka, Kansas: "Da fuque?"
This is ostensibly being done to prevent further schisms in the CoE. To which I say: "Who fucking cares?"
I'm pretty sure there must be a number of homosexual vicars in the CoE, some of whom would like to get married. Why is it being made illegal for them to marry in their own fucking church?
I instinctively despise this kind of bullying and it all just seems like a complete nonsense.
Ultimately, I believe that there is no need for the state to get involved in the business of any two consenting adults. Or even three or four or five. Any voluntary arrangement is none of the fucking government's business.