Just a short post to say that today feels quite good. I hadn’t really been following the gay marriage debate in much detail. It just seemed obvious to me that gay marriage should be allowed. I really couldn’t see why people should have an issue with it and whenever I did encounter discussions about it, all the arguments against seemed poorly thought out and rather selfish.
I am quite impressed that the gay marriage bill passed through parliament quite easily yesterday. I thought it might pass, but didn’t expect it to be quite so overwhelming (400 voted in favour, 175 against). I was somewhat disappointed in Sarah Teather voting against. I had thought better of her. She has written an explanation that I should probably read. Maybe the most significant thing was that more than half of the Tory MPs voted against. Not necessarily that surprising but it does suggest that David Cameron is somewhat losing support in his own party. It might also suggest that there might be quite a lot of action to modify the final legislation.
Anyway, yesterday was a good day for equality and I hope it a sign of more good things to come.