The madness gets worse! The failure of the government’s lawyers to define gay sex has resulted in MP’s calling for changes to the law on consummation and adultery for normal marriage in order to avoid discriminating against homosexuals.
The Daily Telegraph reports:
The Government’s “Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill” was published on Friday outlining details of how a raft of existing marriage laws are to be amended to include same-sex couples. The only surprise in the bill was a clause making it impossible for gay or lesbian people who marry to divorce on grounds of adultery.
Lawyers and MPs said the distinction created inequality between heterosexual and homosexual couples in the divorce courts and could ultimately lead to the abolition of the centuries-old concept of adultery. It came after Government legal experts failed to agree what constitutes “sex” between people of the same gender. Gay couples will also be barred from having their marriage annulled on grounds of non-consummation for the same reason.
Previously the Coalition had signalled that the matter would be left to the courts to decide, potentially leaving the issue uncertain for years. But officials drafting the bill sidestepped the issue saying simply that adultery would only apply to people of different sexes.
Opponents say the decision shows how gay marriage could open the way for a wider reassessment of marriage laws, something they claimed could be a potential “Pandora’s Box”.
Protect the Pope comment: For months the politicians and gay activists have been dismissing objections from those defending the normal definition of marriage between a man and a woman saying that same-sex ‘marriage’ would have no impact on the traditional understanding of marriage. All they planned to do was bring equality into marriage. But the publication of David Cameron’s same-sex marriage legislation shows that as usual their reassurances meant nothing. All along opponents of same-sex marriage have pointed out that homosexual ‘marriage’ was an absurdity because it could not be ‘consummated’. Now the government’s lawyers have proven the point by failing to agree a definition of that other nonsense ‘homosexual genital acts’. But instead of admitting the absurdity of same-sex marriage MPs are now proposing that as homosexuals can’t consummate marriages and can’t commit adultery, because there is no commonly agreed legal definition of gay sex, that both consummation and adultery as grounds for divorce must be dropped from marriage legislation altogether to avoid discriminating against homosexuals. This is the logic of the mad house.