Anglican Samizdat

November 28, 2009

Heterosexual couple want to play at being homosexual

Filed under: homosexuality — David Jenkins @ 10:37 pm

I suppose it was inevitable at some point: in the name of equality, a heterosexual couple want a gay wedding:

A STRAIGHT couple battling to have a “gay” civil partnership in the name of sexual equality are to have their case raised in Parliament.

Civil servants Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, of North Road, Holloway, feel “alienated from the patriarchal traditions of marriage” – but because they are heterosexual they are banned from having a civil partnership under UK law.

The couple, who have been together almost four years, filed an application for a so-called “gay marriage” but were turned down by the registrar at Islington Town Hall, in Upper Street, on Tuesday.

Mr Freeman said: “It’s been very worthwhile. We’ve attracted a lot of interest from lawyers who obviously think we have got a case.

Finally lawyers have found something useful to do.


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