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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Civil Partnership = Saviour of Traditional Heterosexual Marriage????

From Civitas blog.

The legal recognition of same-sex relationships is being construed by some, as the end of the traditional, heterosexual, nuclear family and the beginning of seamless diversity. This is a crude analysis. If there is anything truly transformative about the Civil Partnerships Act - and projections suggest that take-up will be relatively low - it lies in a new willingness on the part of the government to acknowledge the benefits of stability and commitment. This comes as a surprise in light of the government's reluctance to endorse marriage.

So perhaps the Civil Partnerships Act will enable the government to abandon its ‘diversity embracing’ agenda without feeling politically incorrect, allowing it to actively invest in stable, legally recognised, relationships.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if a purported threat to traditional matrimony in fact proved to be its political saviour?


2 Comments:

Blogger Simon said...

Is there any real oppostion in this country to it.

December 06, 2005 10:16 p.m.  
Blogger Eagle said...

I'm real and I'm opposed.

December 12, 2005 3:52 p.m.  

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