Monday, 13 October 2008

Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage has been in the spotlight again over the past few days. In Portugal the main parties untied to vote down a proposal to introduce gay marriage. Given this seems to be an issue with support amongst the small left of centre parties of Portugal I don't see any progress being made in the short term. Brighter news from America (not four words that you often hear together at the moment) comes n the form of the Connecticut Supreme Courts decision to overturn the ban on same sex marriage in that state. It joins California and Massachusetts in allowing gay marriage. The 85 page judgment can be read here. My first glance over the judgment suggests arguments that could be applied in the English jurisdiction regarding sex equality legislation. That said, I continue to believe there is little appetite for such reform int he UK since the introduction of Civil Partnerships.

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