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Marriage advances in House of Lords

Timothy Kincaid

June 4th, 2013

By jove, they did it! (telegraph)

After two days of intense debate, peers supported gay marriage by a margin of more than two to one.
There will now be a series of other votes but the clear signal from the proceedings was that the legislation will now pass into law.

The Lords, however, were still a bit concerned.

In a bid to appease religious leaders critical of the Bill, Baroness Stowell, the deputy Tory chief whip in the House of Lords, said that ministers will now consider changes to the legislation to offer churches further protection if they refuse to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies.

It would appear that the quadruple lock is deemed insufficient. Therefore Stowell is contriving and quintuple lock. Should anyone dare even suggest that a church which has not opted in be frowned at for refusing to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies, they will be sent directly to Azkaban.

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Ben in Oakland
June 4th, 2013 | LINK

I can here the wingnuts screaming–and lo! What a pretty sound that is– that Sirius Black escaped from Azbakan, so even a quintuple lock will be insufficient to contain GaydeVort, and prevent his minions from having their way with poor, little Marry, giving her Hogwarts up her virgin quidditch.

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