Gay Brighton couple to have the city's first ever same-sex wedding

The Argus: James Preston and Philip Robathan James Preston and Philip Robathan

A gay couple are set to etch their names in history when they become the first same-sex pair to tie the knot.

After equalities minister Maria Miller announced yesterday that gay couples in England and Wales would be legally allowed to get married as of March 29 next year, Phillip Robathan, 37, and James Preston, 27, only had one thing on their minds.

The Brighton couple headed straight Brighton and Hove City Council’s offices in an attempt to become the city’s first two men to get hitched.

After seeing the registrar at 9.30am yesterday morning, they were given the first available slot – 9am on March 29.


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Mr Robathan said: “Now, there’s a rumour that we might be able to do it at 12.01am, and we’ve been told if this is the case then we will have that slot.

“But either way, we will be the first gay couple in Brighton and Hove to get married.

“We’ll be having a full 45 minute ceremony and because it’ll be the first ever gay marriage, we’ve been told there will be a lot of interest around it.

“So we’re hoping to make it the biggest it can possibly be.”

The couple were oblivious to the announcement until Mr Robathan opened an email from Gay charity Stonewall at about 9pm on Tuesday.

He added: “It’s going to be a historic day anyway, and for us to be the first in Brighton makes it even more special.

“Our names will be etched in history as the first ever in the city.

“It’s a big leap for the gay community because now we will finally have the same rights as a male and female couple.

“It’s something we’ve been waiting for a long time.”

They will be busy organising a venue and entertainment in the coming months, but there’s one thing Mr Robathan will not have to worry about.

He said: “It’s strange because I spotted this perfect wedding suit in a Portslade charity shop and I picked it up and bought it straight away.

“The person behind the counter asked me why I was buying it and I just said ‘there’s going to be some good news next week’.

“And lo and behold – the announcement was made.”

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6:59am Thu 12 Dec 13

BURIRAM says...

It's no surprise that the first same sex couple to be married are Gay
It's no surprise that the first same sex couple to be married are Gay BURIRAM

7:27am Thu 12 Dec 13

mruno says...

The only "married " gay in the village.
The only "married " gay in the village. mruno

9:43am Thu 12 Dec 13

whoee! says...

Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol
Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol whoee!

11:02am Thu 12 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

If another couple has a 20 minute ceremony starting at 12:01 somewhere else , they may get beaten to the record!
If another couple has a 20 minute ceremony starting at 12:01 somewhere else , they may get beaten to the record! Telscombe Cliffy

11:05am Thu 12 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

whoee! wrote:
Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol
That's the whole idea of equality innit
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol[/p][/quote]That's the whole idea of equality innit Telscombe Cliffy

11:30am Thu 12 Dec 13

Hove_mark says...

Is this wedding about love or fame....after reading the report I think it’s more about the fame. Great though that everyone has same marriage rights now. Good luck to you both.
Is this wedding about love or fame....after reading the report I think it’s more about the fame. Great though that everyone has same marriage rights now. Good luck to you both. Hove_mark

11:56am Thu 12 Dec 13

special brew says...

World is mad
World is mad special brew

11:57am Thu 12 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.
Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay. Brighton Living

12:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Herbertfarquarson says...

Brighton Living wrote:
Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.
Good to see such a carefully thought through comment.
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.[/p][/quote]Good to see such a carefully thought through comment. Herbertfarquarson

12:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Mr Baxter , London says...

Absolutely disgusting
Absolutely disgusting Mr Baxter , London

12:11pm Thu 12 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

Boring attention seekers.

Just get on with it and stop waving your flag, multi-coloured or otherwise.
Boring attention seekers. Just get on with it and stop waving your flag, multi-coloured or otherwise. The Prophet of Doom

12:36pm Thu 12 Dec 13

platelet says...

I'm sure that their children will be proud of them.
I'm sure that their children will be proud of them. platelet

12:39pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Royal_Recruit says...

Is it really so important to be the first that you are willing to have a midnight slot or a 9am slot?! Surely just getting married and having a nice day is the most important. Have a little word with yourselves guys
Is it really so important to be the first that you are willing to have a midnight slot or a 9am slot?! Surely just getting married and having a nice day is the most important. Have a little word with yourselves guys Royal_Recruit

12:56pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Cave Johnson says...

Can't they just shut up and get on with it?
Can't they just shut up and get on with it? Cave Johnson

1:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Number Six says...

whoee! wrote:
Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol
I don't know about you but I've never once met a female called James or Philip.

I wish them well but I'm afraid if you think you're names will go down in history you need a reality check
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol[/p][/quote]I don't know about you but I've never once met a female called James or Philip. I wish them well but I'm afraid if you think you're names will go down in history you need a reality check Number Six

1:11pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Old Ladys Gin says...

Leave them alone and stop sniping; be thankful for other peoples happiness.
Leave them alone and stop sniping; be thankful for other peoples happiness. Old Ladys Gin

2:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Metro Reader says...

Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off. Metro Reader

2:36pm Thu 12 Dec 13

tooned_in says...

Fair play sexuality shouldnt be an issue in this day & age....so let them choose the dresses they want and enjoy a good ol knees up.

Good luck gents!
Fair play sexuality shouldnt be an issue in this day & age....so let them choose the dresses they want and enjoy a good ol knees up. Good luck gents! tooned_in

2:45pm Thu 12 Dec 13

KarenT says...

Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...
Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now... KarenT

2:46pm Thu 12 Dec 13

KarenT says...

Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni???
Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni??? KarenT

3:51pm Thu 12 Dec 13

thevoiceoftruth says...

Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
I don't get this. Why would straight couples want a civil partnership? They can get married either in a religious church wedding or a non religious ceremony. I guess the latter is the same as a civil partnership, so another option isn't needed. Personally I think there should just be weddings - religous or non religious.

People that criticise gay marriage really need to wind their necks in and mind their own bloody business.

Congratulations Phillip and James!
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]I don't get this. Why would straight couples want a civil partnership? They can get married either in a religious church wedding or a non religious ceremony. I guess the latter is the same as a civil partnership, so another option isn't needed. Personally I think there should just be weddings - religous or non religious. People that criticise gay marriage really need to wind their necks in and mind their own bloody business. Congratulations Phillip and James! thevoiceoftruth

3:58pm Thu 12 Dec 13

thevoiceoftruth says...

Brighton Living wrote:
Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.
It's not promotion, it just happens to be the first official 'gay wedding'. Hence in the news. PS. you just promoted the fact you are straight. Did you need to do that? Do we care?
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.[/p][/quote]It's not promotion, it just happens to be the first official 'gay wedding'. Hence in the news. PS. you just promoted the fact you are straight. Did you need to do that? Do we care? thevoiceoftruth

4:01pm Thu 12 Dec 13

her professional says...

KarenT wrote:
Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...
Well at least they're all giving the Greens a rest, although now I've mentioned it I expect their tiny brains will go into overdrive to make a few connections.
Good luck to the two guys and the thousands of others, some of whom have spent most of their lives as second-class citizens; no wonder some people want to shout about it.
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...[/p][/quote]Well at least they're all giving the Greens a rest, although now I've mentioned it I expect their tiny brains will go into overdrive to make a few connections. Good luck to the two guys and the thousands of others, some of whom have spent most of their lives as second-class citizens; no wonder some people want to shout about it. her professional

4:24pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
Where do the Trolls play? Is the match on telly?
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]Where do the Trolls play? Is the match on telly? Telscombe Cliffy

4:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

KarenT wrote:
Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni???
Shiterooni's through ok
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni???[/p][/quote]Shiterooni's through ok Telscombe Cliffy

4:29pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

KarenT wrote:
Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni???
Actually ,do you mean 'shiterooney'
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Wow, "sh1te" is even edited out now! :D How about shiterooni???[/p][/quote]Actually ,do you mean 'shiterooney' Telscombe Cliffy

4:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

bluemonday says...

and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care
and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care bluemonday

5:05pm Thu 12 Dec 13

KarenT says...

bluemonday wrote:
and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care
Doesn't matter if they divorce the next day even! The fact is they are able to get married, just as any couple should be, regardless of sex. How long they wish to stay married is up to them, and irrelevant.
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter if they divorce the next day even! The fact is they are able to get married, just as any couple should be, regardless of sex. How long they wish to stay married is up to them, and irrelevant. KarenT

5:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

KarenT says...

Cave Johnson wrote:
Can't they just shut up and get on with it?
Is there anything newsworthy or remarkable happening in your life that is worth shouting about? No, I didn't think so. How about you just shut up, full stop.
[quote][p][bold]Cave Johnson[/bold] wrote: Can't they just shut up and get on with it?[/p][/quote]Is there anything newsworthy or remarkable happening in your life that is worth shouting about? No, I didn't think so. How about you just shut up, full stop. KarenT

5:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Farouche says...

They don't look gay do they?

NOT!
They don't look gay do they? NOT! Farouche

5:13pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Ouseler says...

First one eh? There's no looking back now then...
First one eh? There's no looking back now then... Ouseler

5:14pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Ouseler says...

First one eh? There's no looking back now then..
First one eh? There's no looking back now then.. Ouseler

5:16pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Ouseler says...

Hello, the Argus is bumping up it's comments score again...
Hello, the Argus is bumping up it's comments score again... Ouseler

5:23pm Thu 12 Dec 13

whatevernext2013 says...

Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals , whatevernext2013

5:54pm Thu 12 Dec 13

her professional says...

Mr Baxter , London wrote:
Absolutely disgusting
Don't worry Mr Baxter, make sure you marry someone of the opposite sex and you'll be just fine.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting[/p][/quote]Don't worry Mr Baxter, make sure you marry someone of the opposite sex and you'll be just fine. her professional

5:59pm Thu 12 Dec 13

whoee! says...

her professional wrote:
KarenT wrote:
Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...
Well at least they're all giving the Greens a rest, although now I've mentioned it I expect their tiny brains will go into overdrive to make a few connections.
Good luck to the two guys and the thousands of others, some of whom have spent most of their lives as second-class citizens; no wonder some people want to shout about it.
Oh dear. ..i think im going to be sick lol Drama queen alert hahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...[/p][/quote]Well at least they're all giving the Greens a rest, although now I've mentioned it I expect their tiny brains will go into overdrive to make a few connections. Good luck to the two guys and the thousands of others, some of whom have spent most of their lives as second-class citizens; no wonder some people want to shout about it.[/p][/quote]Oh dear. ..i think im going to be sick lol Drama queen alert hahahahaha whoee!

6:46pm Thu 12 Dec 13

IShouldoftriedharder says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,
This type of opinion sums up why the church is no longer relevant to a majority of people. If the church and it's congregation fail to take a more modern attitude it will be something that future generations will never experience first hand.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,[/p][/quote]This type of opinion sums up why the church is no longer relevant to a majority of people. If the church and it's congregation fail to take a more modern attitude it will be something that future generations will never experience first hand. IShouldoftriedharder

7:00pm Thu 12 Dec 13

bluemonday says...

whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?
whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage? bluemonday

7:01pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ronrostog says...

Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.
Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that. ronrostog

7:34pm Thu 12 Dec 13

her professional says...

bluemonday wrote:
whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?
I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe
re's Barry Cryer when you need him?
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?[/p][/quote]I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe re's Barry Cryer when you need him? her professional

8:11pm Thu 12 Dec 13

JusticeSeeker86 says...

Justice comes to us all Phil, you can not hide from your past
Justice comes to us all Phil, you can not hide from your past JusticeSeeker86

8:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

KarenT says...

ronrostog wrote:
Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.
But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering...
[quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.[/p][/quote]But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering... KarenT

8:45pm Thu 12 Dec 13

LeonBIank666 says...

I AM NOT GAY !! But I think my boyfriend might be.
I AM NOT GAY !! But I think my boyfriend might be. LeonBIank666

9:41pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ronrostog says...

KarenT wrote:
ronrostog wrote: Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.
But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering...
No. Prefer pets to sprogs,.Do you have any? Wasn't wondering actually but since you asked me I'd thought I'd ask you. Anyway, that is besides my point which still stands. Homosexuality will never be seen by many people, religious or not, as on par with heterosexuality. It's an opinion but it doesn't mean someone is a thicket to think so.
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.[/p][/quote]But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering...[/p][/quote]No. Prefer pets to sprogs,.Do you have any? Wasn't wondering actually but since you asked me I'd thought I'd ask you. Anyway, that is besides my point which still stands. Homosexuality will never be seen by many people, religious or not, as on par with heterosexuality. It's an opinion but it doesn't mean someone is a thicket to think so. ronrostog

1:26am Fri 13 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

her professional wrote:
bluemonday wrote:
whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?
I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe

re's Barry Cryer when you need him?
Civil is non religious contract, does the business legally. Marriage is the same but blessed by ya God or religion, or supposed to be supported by it?
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?[/p][/quote]I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe re's Barry Cryer when you need him?[/p][/quote]Civil is non religious contract, does the business legally. Marriage is the same but blessed by ya God or religion, or supposed to be supported by it? Telscombe Cliffy

7:14am Fri 13 Dec 13

HJarrs says...

May they have a long and happy marriage.
May they have a long and happy marriage. HJarrs

9:15am Fri 13 Dec 13

rostron71 says...

Mr Baxter , London wrote:
Absolutely disgusting
Hurry up and die, will you.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting[/p][/quote]Hurry up and die, will you. rostron71

10:00am Fri 13 Dec 13

Ashles says...

rostron71 wrote:
Mr Baxter , London wrote: Absolutely disgusting
Hurry up and die, will you.
He's just trolling. Ignore him and let him starve from non-attention.
[quote][p][bold]rostron71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting[/p][/quote]Hurry up and die, will you.[/p][/quote]He's just trolling. Ignore him and let him starve from non-attention. Ashles

10:21am Fri 13 Dec 13

JusticeSeeker86 says...

JusticeSeeker86 wrote:
Justice comes to us all Phil, you can not hide from your past
I just hope your new partner see the truth & leaves you before you get a chance to beat the **** out of him.
[quote][p][bold]JusticeSeeker86[/bold] wrote: Justice comes to us all Phil, you can not hide from your past[/p][/quote]I just hope your new partner see the truth & leaves you before you get a chance to beat the **** out of him. JusticeSeeker86

11:21am Fri 13 Dec 13

whoee! says...

platelet wrote:
I'm sure that their children will be proud of them.
And their Mums and Dads lol
[quote][p][bold]platelet[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that their children will be proud of them.[/p][/quote]And their Mums and Dads lol whoee!

1:08pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Number Six says...

whatevernext2013 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,
Well, I hope God is jolly well ashamed of itself for creating gays in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,[/p][/quote]Well, I hope God is jolly well ashamed of itself for creating gays in the first place. Number Six

2:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Brighton Living wrote:
Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.
It's not promotion, it just happens to be the first official 'gay wedding'. Hence in the news. PS. you just promoted the fact you are straight. Did you need to do that? Do we care?
Go away you sad little lost person.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.[/p][/quote]It's not promotion, it just happens to be the first official 'gay wedding'. Hence in the news. PS. you just promoted the fact you are straight. Did you need to do that? Do we care?[/p][/quote]Go away you sad little lost person. Brighton Living

6:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

KarenT says...

A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about!
A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about! KarenT

7:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

whoee! says...

KarenT wrote:
A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about!
Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about![/p][/quote]Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack whoee!

8:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

KarenT says...

whoee! wrote:
KarenT wrote:
A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about!
Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack
I think you can only speak for yourself, and if you feel that way then why are you bothering to respond? Have you run out of Jeremy Kyle re-runs and belly-button fluff and are feeling a bit bored?
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about![/p][/quote]Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack[/p][/quote]I think you can only speak for yourself, and if you feel that way then why are you bothering to respond? Have you run out of Jeremy Kyle re-runs and belly-button fluff and are feeling a bit bored? KarenT

8:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

KarenT says...

whoee! wrote:
KarenT wrote:
A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about!
Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack
I think you can only speak for yourself, and if you feel that way then why are you bothering to respond? Have you run out of Jeremy Kyle re-runs and belly-button fluff and are feeling a bit bored?
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: A lot of people here are really totally missing the point of this! Heterosexuals don't NEED to shout out about getting married or having any of the freedom that has been historically denied homosexuals! Heterosexuals have never been imprisoned or denied equal rights because of their sexuality. They've never experienced prejudice in the workplace nor have their personal lives ever had any impact on their professional lives. And most importantly, heterosexuals haven't been told that they're just WRONG to feel and express their sexuality or desire (unless they're from some religious fundamentalist nutter family - fortunately there's not an awful lot of them about, proportionately). THAT is why every change in culture and law that moves towards treating homosexuals as equals is always something to shout about! In the USA blacks got the right to vote in 1870, almost 150 years ago, but that didn't stop the huge celebrations when they had their first black president in 2008. It WAS something to shout about![/p][/quote]Oh God...blah blah blah blah blah..Nobody gives a fack[/p][/quote]I think you can only speak for yourself, and if you feel that way then why are you bothering to respond? Have you run out of Jeremy Kyle re-runs and belly-button fluff and are feeling a bit bored? KarenT

8:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side jackthekipper

8:50pm Fri 13 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

ffs
ffs jackthekipper

5:29am Sat 14 Dec 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

IShouldoftriedharder wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,
This type of opinion sums up why the church is no longer relevant to a majority of people. If the church and it's congregation fail to take a more modern attitude it will be something that future generations will never experience first hand.
HJ We agreed that we wouldn't comment on any sensitive issues such as equality and religion and you've gone and done 2 in one thread.

Please be more careful and focus just on the green agenda
[quote][p][bold]IShouldoftriedharder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,[/p][/quote]This type of opinion sums up why the church is no longer relevant to a majority of people. If the church and it's congregation fail to take a more modern attitude it will be something that future generations will never experience first hand.[/p][/quote]HJ We agreed that we wouldn't comment on any sensitive issues such as equality and religion and you've gone and done 2 in one thread. Please be more careful and focus just on the green agenda I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!

5:32am Sat 14 Dec 13

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

HJarrs wrote:
May they have a long and happy marriage.
HJ Good recovery
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: May they have a long and happy marriage.[/p][/quote]HJ Good recovery I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!

11:25am Sat 14 Dec 13

lawrencejwestmoreland says...

Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own house, and having future work evaluations reflect how well you entertain as well as how well you do your job? Then by all means invite people from the office
then go on !.... ℬAℛ17.cℴm
Do you like acting as inhibited as you are at work in your own house, and having future work evaluations reflect how well you entertain as well as how well you do your job? Then by all means invite people from the office then go on !.... ℬAℛ17.cℴm lawrencejwestmoreland

2:11pm Sat 14 Dec 13

JPBrighton says...

This is all lies. the first couple to have the 00:01 is not them, I registered my notice and the answer is: that they have a competition. Several couples have shown interest and therefore there will be a competition to chose the "lucky couple" to be the first to get arried at 00:01.

Perhaps this couple needs to revisit the website where all information is coconfirmed :) sorry for them though, should have booked an earlier time slot instead of 9:30 :)

I am not surprised that some people would do anything to have their 5 seconds of fame. #enjoywhilstitlasts
This is all lies. the first couple to have the 00:01 is not them, I registered my notice and the answer is: that they have a competition. Several couples have shown interest and therefore there will be a competition to chose the "lucky couple" to be the first to get arried at 00:01. Perhaps this couple needs to revisit the website where all information is coconfirmed :) sorry for them though, should have booked an earlier time slot instead of 9:30 :) I am not surprised that some people would do anything to have their 5 seconds of fame. #enjoywhilstitlasts JPBrighton

2:14pm Sat 14 Dec 13

JPBrighton says...

JPBrighton wrote:
This is all lies. the first couple to have the 00:01 is not them, I registered my notice and the answer is: that they have a competition. Several couples have shown interest and therefore there will be a competition to chose the "lucky couple" to be the first to get arried at 00:01. Perhaps this couple needs to revisit the website where all information is coconfirmed :) sorry for them though, should have booked an earlier time slot instead of 9:30 :) I am not surprised that some people would do anything to have their 5 seconds of fame. #enjoywhilstitlasts
*Married
*Confirmed

Sorry for the slop :P
[quote][p][bold]JPBrighton[/bold] wrote: This is all lies. the first couple to have the 00:01 is not them, I registered my notice and the answer is: that they have a competition. Several couples have shown interest and therefore there will be a competition to chose the "lucky couple" to be the first to get arried at 00:01. Perhaps this couple needs to revisit the website where all information is coconfirmed :) sorry for them though, should have booked an earlier time slot instead of 9:30 :) I am not surprised that some people would do anything to have their 5 seconds of fame. #enjoywhilstitlasts[/p][/quote]*Married *Confirmed Sorry for the slop :P JPBrighton

4:18pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Farouche says...

Why do the majority of gay people:
A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right?
B) look recognisably gay?.

It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.
Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them. Farouche

4:24pm Sat 14 Dec 13

KarenT says...

Farouche wrote:
Why do the majority of gay people:
A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right?
B) look recognisably gay?.

It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.
I bet you look a right freak if your personality is anything to go by. Post a selfie and give us all a laugh...
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.[/p][/quote]I bet you look a right freak if your personality is anything to go by. Post a selfie and give us all a laugh... KarenT

4:47pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Number Six says...

Farouche wrote:
Why do the majority of gay people:
A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right?
B) look recognisably gay?.

It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.
Rock Hudson didn't look gay, nor did Richard Chamberlain or Raymond Burr (google it if you are that young).

I think the guy on left looks gay but only because he reminds me of a young Peter Tatchell
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.[/p][/quote]Rock Hudson didn't look gay, nor did Richard Chamberlain or Raymond Burr (google it if you are that young). I think the guy on left looks gay but only because he reminds me of a young Peter Tatchell Number Six

4:56pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Old Ladys Gin says...

ronrostog wrote:
KarenT wrote:
ronrostog wrote: Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.
But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering...
No. Prefer pets to sprogs,.Do you have any? Wasn't wondering actually but since you asked me I'd thought I'd ask you. Anyway, that is besides my point which still stands. Homosexuality will never be seen by many people, religious or not, as on par with heterosexuality. It's an opinion but it doesn't mean someone is a thicket to think so.
Most homosexuals don't want to be 'equal' to heterosexuals; they simply want to live their lives free of discrimination, violence and insinuation.
Indeed the same is true of any minority that is born with a characteristic the majority don't have.
[quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronrostog[/bold] wrote: Don't wish no ill to them at all but at the end of the day it's a quirk of nature to be gay and nothing will change that perception to a lot of people and many will never equate a couple of the opposite sex getting married and probably having children to what the above couple are going to do. To your average bloke, they are a pair of iron hoofs but y'know, each to their own and all that.[/p][/quote]But apparently anyone with an IQ below 50 IS a quirk of nature. And the worrying aspect of that is that people that thick are actually capable of reproducing! Do you have any kids at all? Just wondering...[/p][/quote]No. Prefer pets to sprogs,.Do you have any? Wasn't wondering actually but since you asked me I'd thought I'd ask you. Anyway, that is besides my point which still stands. Homosexuality will never be seen by many people, religious or not, as on par with heterosexuality. It's an opinion but it doesn't mean someone is a thicket to think so.[/p][/quote]Most homosexuals don't want to be 'equal' to heterosexuals; they simply want to live their lives free of discrimination, violence and insinuation. Indeed the same is true of any minority that is born with a characteristic the majority don't have. Old Ladys Gin

5:13pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Sarahtom76 says...

I have known Phil and James for many years an would like to congratulate them both!! They are nice people that deserve to be happy an it will last forever they are highly devoted to each other so good luck guys lots of love from us ****
I have known Phil and James for many years an would like to congratulate them both!! They are nice people that deserve to be happy an it will last forever they are highly devoted to each other so good luck guys lots of love from us **** Sarahtom76

5:34pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Roger Francais says...

All this fuss over a couple of mincers.

If they are happy, let them be happy - married or not!
All this fuss over a couple of mincers. If they are happy, let them be happy - married or not! Roger Francais

9:58pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Onasis096 says...

Attention seekers...Gay marriage so what?FAGS
Attention seekers...Gay marriage so what?FAGS Onasis096

10:42pm Sat 14 Dec 13

jamesp86 says...

Sarahtom76 wrote:
I have known Phil and James for many years an would like to congratulate them both!! They are nice people that deserve to be happy an it will last forever they are highly devoted to each other so good luck guys lots of love from us ****
Hey Sarah!

Thanks hunni loves ya xXx
[quote][p][bold]Sarahtom76[/bold] wrote: I have known Phil and James for many years an would like to congratulate them both!! They are nice people that deserve to be happy an it will last forever they are highly devoted to each other so good luck guys lots of love from us ****[/p][/quote]Hey Sarah! Thanks hunni loves ya xXx jamesp86

10:50pm Sat 14 Dec 13

jamesp86 says...

Number Six wrote:
whatevernext2013 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,
Well, I hope God is jolly well ashamed of itself for creating gays in the first place.
"God" knows our hearts and that is what matters ....
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatevernext2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]and why should a church have to bend to your wants after all if you were that bothered about a GOD and his teachings ,you would know that its against the teachings of most faiths ,or you could just pick a faith that welcomes non heterosexuals ,[/p][/quote]Well, I hope God is jolly well ashamed of itself for creating gays in the first place.[/p][/quote]"God" knows our hearts and that is what matters .... jamesp86

11:17pm Sat 14 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

Farouche wrote:
Why do the majority of gay people:
A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right?
B) look recognisably gay?.

It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.
do u know the guys if not how can u say the things u do ???
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.[/p][/quote]do u know the guys if not how can u say the things u do ??? smoking1

9:12am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

whoee! wrote:
Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol
come on are u blind u can see it 2 guys
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Is the picture of male or females? They all look the same now don't they lol[/p][/quote]come on are u blind u can see it 2 guys smoking1

9:16am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

Brighton Living wrote:
Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.
its 2 celebrate that after 20+ years that gay ppl have the same right as a st8 ppl do
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: Who really cares I'm straight but do you promote that ! Didn't think so, one minute people say you should not treat me differently because I'm Gay and the next thing they cant wait to have their photo taken and a story written about being gay.[/p][/quote]its 2 celebrate that after 20+ years that gay ppl have the same right as a st8 ppl do smoking1

9:20am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

Old Ladys Gin wrote:
Leave them alone and stop sniping; be thankful for other peoples happiness.
thanks if ppl don't know the guys how can u pass jugment on them ????
[quote][p][bold]Old Ladys Gin[/bold] wrote: Leave them alone and stop sniping; be thankful for other peoples happiness.[/p][/quote]thanks if ppl don't know the guys how can u pass jugment on them ???? smoking1

9:27am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
I don't get this. Why would straight couples want a civil partnership? They can get married either in a religious church wedding or a non religious ceremony. I guess the latter is the same as a civil partnership, so another option isn't needed. Personally I think there should just be weddings - religous or non religious.

People that criticise gay marriage really need to wind their necks in and mind their own bloody business.

Congratulations Phillip and James!
thank 2 thevoiceofteuth i take it u don't know the guys but the support u give is good i know the guys & thay r so happy & its about them not ne thing else
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]I don't get this. Why would straight couples want a civil partnership? They can get married either in a religious church wedding or a non religious ceremony. I guess the latter is the same as a civil partnership, so another option isn't needed. Personally I think there should just be weddings - religous or non religious. People that criticise gay marriage really need to wind their necks in and mind their own bloody business. Congratulations Phillip and James![/p][/quote]thank 2 thevoiceofteuth i take it u don't know the guys but the support u give is good i know the guys & thay r so happy & its about them not ne thing else smoking1

9:34am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

bluemonday wrote:
and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care
lol if u don't care y bother 2 comment in the 1st place
do u know the guys if not how can u judge then unless its by your standards u r thinking on ???
[quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care[/p][/quote]lol if u don't care y bother 2 comment in the 1st place do u know the guys if not how can u judge then unless its by your standards u r thinking on ??? smoking1

9:36am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

KarenT wrote:
bluemonday wrote:
and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care
Doesn't matter if they divorce the next day even! The fact is they are able to get married, just as any couple should be, regardless of sex. How long they wish to stay married is up to them, and irrelevant.
thanks wish every 1 wood be happy 4 the guys
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: and 3mths later they'll be the first gay couple to divorce,and I still won't care[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter if they divorce the next day even! The fact is they are able to get married, just as any couple should be, regardless of sex. How long they wish to stay married is up to them, and irrelevant.[/p][/quote]thanks wish every 1 wood be happy 4 the guys smoking1

9:37am Sun 15 Dec 13

Zykonaton says...

Mr Baxter , London wrote:
Absolutely disgusting
That's told us, Mr Angry from London!
[quote][p][bold]Mr Baxter , London[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting[/p][/quote]That's told us, Mr Angry from London! Zykonaton

9:38am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

Farouche wrote:
They don't look gay do they?

NOT!
do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: They don't look gay do they? NOT![/p][/quote]do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy smoking1

9:44am Sun 15 Dec 13

Zykonaton says...

Metro Reader wrote:
Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage.
I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage.
The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc.
Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.
I know what you're saying but the church has been riddled with bigotry for centuries so my partner and I are quite happy with a bigot-free civil partnership.
We personally don't need any scrap of paper to confirm our commitment to one another bot we got CP'd just for security reasons.
Quite honestly, they can shove their marriage/Civil Partnerships where the sun don't shine. We lived happily together before it was 'allowed' and we don't really need their permission now!
I don't know why anyone would want a religious ceremony anyway but if that's what they want, they should be 'allowed' to do it!!!
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: Gay marriage is good news; however this is still not equality. If you’re heterosexual you get married - civil or church. If you’re homosexual you now have the option of civil partnership or marriage. I welcome gay marriage but have always said that our heterosexual friends should have the option of a civil partnership in addition to marriage. The alternative is to get rid of civil partnerships' and just have marriage. That would be true equality - well almost unless up wanted to get married in the Church of England etc. Just one more thing, I am in a same sex relationship of over ten years, before the trolls kick off.[/p][/quote]I know what you're saying but the church has been riddled with bigotry for centuries so my partner and I are quite happy with a bigot-free civil partnership. We personally don't need any scrap of paper to confirm our commitment to one another bot we got CP'd just for security reasons. Quite honestly, they can shove their marriage/Civil Partnerships where the sun don't shine. We lived happily together before it was 'allowed' and we don't really need their permission now! I don't know why anyone would want a religious ceremony anyway but if that's what they want, they should be 'allowed' to do it!!! Zykonaton

9:46am Sun 15 Dec 13

Zykonaton says...

KarenT wrote:
Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...
Love it! I agree!!
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Jeez, some super duper drongo comments on here. Unbelievable. Don't think I'll even bother addressing them - I've got dog **** to clean off the bottom of my shoe right now...[/p][/quote]Love it! I agree!! Zykonaton

9:47am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

her professional wrote:
bluemonday wrote:
whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?
I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe

re's Barry Cryer when you need him?
the difference between marriage ..and.. civil partnership

civil partnership.... is a written contract

marriage is a verbal contract
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluemonday[/bold] wrote: whats the difference between civil partnership and marriage?[/p][/quote]I don't know, what is the difference between civil partnership and marriage.........whe re's Barry Cryer when you need him?[/p][/quote]the difference between marriage ..and.. civil partnership civil partnership.... is a written contract marriage is a verbal contract smoking1

9:53am Sun 15 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

jackthekipper wrote:
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
at wot point dos it say that guy ppl won't 2 tern the rest of you to the dark side
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side[/p][/quote]at wot point dos it say that guy ppl won't 2 tern the rest of you to the dark side smoking1

9:01am Mon 16 Dec 13

All 9 of me says...

smoking1 wrote:
Farouche wrote:
They don't look gay do they?

NOT!
do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy
did they teach you how to write like this at school ?
[quote][p][bold]smoking1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: They don't look gay do they? NOT![/p][/quote]do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy[/p][/quote]did they teach you how to write like this at school ? All 9 of me

10:25am Mon 16 Dec 13

Number Six says...

All 9 of me wrote:
smoking1 wrote:
Farouche wrote:
They don't look gay do they?

NOT!
do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy
did they teach you how to write like this at school ?
It's another fine example of the dangers of mixing alcohol with the internet
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smoking1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: They don't look gay do they? NOT![/p][/quote]do u have 2 look gay 2 be gay noooo the guys r happy 2 gever so let them be happy[/p][/quote]did they teach you how to write like this at school ?[/p][/quote]It's another fine example of the dangers of mixing alcohol with the internet Number Six

9:26pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Jacebn2 says...

Just a publicity stunt. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st.
Just a publicity stunt. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st. Jacebn2

11:23pm Mon 16 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

Jacebn2 wrote:
Just a publicity stunt. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st.
as i have asked over ppl do u know the guys personally if not how can u make a comment like that

i.e. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st."

coz i know the guys & thay don't drink & hang out with rent boys & drag queens like u say
[quote][p][bold]Jacebn2[/bold] wrote: Just a publicity stunt. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st.[/p][/quote]as i have asked over ppl do u know the guys personally if not how can u make a comment like that i.e. Both look like drinkers and wronguns. I can just see them hanging out with the badly dressed drag queens and the rent boys outside that bar at the of st james st." coz i know the guys & thay don't drink & hang out with rent boys & drag queens like u say smoking1

7:12pm Tue 17 Dec 13

thevoiceoftruth says...

jackthekipper wrote:
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
Are they banging on your door begging you to turn gay? You can't even read one little story without getting nervous and looking over your shoulder in case someone is after your bum? Don't worry dear, I'm sure you aren't much of a catch - for men or women.
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side[/p][/quote]Are they banging on your door begging you to turn gay? You can't even read one little story without getting nervous and looking over your shoulder in case someone is after your bum? Don't worry dear, I'm sure you aren't much of a catch - for men or women. thevoiceoftruth

7:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
jackthekipper wrote:
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
Are they banging on your door begging you to turn gay? You can't even read one little story without getting nervous and looking over your shoulder in case someone is after your bum? Don't worry dear, I'm sure you aren't much of a catch - for men or women.
will said thevoiceofteuth
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side[/p][/quote]Are they banging on your door begging you to turn gay? You can't even read one little story without getting nervous and looking over your shoulder in case someone is after your bum? Don't worry dear, I'm sure you aren't much of a catch - for men or women.[/p][/quote]will said thevoiceofteuth smoking1

7:46pm Tue 17 Dec 13

KarenT says...

jackthekipper wrote:
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
Tell you what... just sew your bum shut and poo through your nose, just to be on the safe side.
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side[/p][/quote]Tell you what... just sew your bum shut and poo through your nose, just to be on the safe side. KarenT

8:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

smoking1 says...

KarenT wrote:
jackthekipper wrote:
ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side
Tell you what... just sew your bum shut and poo through your nose, just to be on the safe side.
lol will said karen T
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: ffs im fed up of reading about homos,why dont they just get on with it and stop trying to turn the rest of us over to the dark side[/p][/quote]Tell you what... just sew your bum shut and poo through your nose, just to be on the safe side.[/p][/quote]lol will said karen T smoking1

2:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Fairfax Aches says...

Farouche wrote:
Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.
Why?
Because SHUT THE FVCK UP!!!!
Thats why.
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: Why do the majority of gay people: A) look a bit weird or funny like the thing on the right? B) look recognisably gay?. It's just so bizarre to me, everything about them.[/p][/quote]Why? Because SHUT THE FVCK UP!!!! Thats why. Fairfax Aches

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