Well, here we are, Gentle Reader. Same-sex marriage has been legal in England and Wales for nearly a whole day, and we've had neither floods nor lightning strikes. Giant tsunamis have utterly failed to appear off Brighton sea-front, and the Earth has not opened up to swallow the whole island.
An island which has, I should add, just become a fairer, and therefore nicer, place to live.
On the other hand, twenty-percent of British adults would, apparently, turn down an invitation to a same-sex wedding. Mind you, this is according to a 5-Live poll, so take that with a pinch of salt. Those with an axe to grind tend to be far more fussed about getting their views aired, than those who don't.
Representative of these axe-grinders, is the odious Andrea Williams, Bigot-In-Chief at Christian Concern. She says:
"We can't just redefine an institution – redefine something that always has been – because we say it's something that we want.
"This is actually very self-centred. This is not about rights, it's about seeking cultural dominance and seeking to redefine marriage for all of us."
To which the only appropriate reply would be: Fuck off, Andrea.
Oh I'm sorry. How impolite of me. Fuck off, Ms Williams.
But sod that. Just for once, let's end on a happy note.
To all those who got married today; but especially those who the change in the law allowed to do so, congratulations. May you have long and happy lives together.
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