In Jolly Auld England, things are about to get jollier…or, at least, gayer. The Mail Online reports:
Reforms to allow same-sex marriage will see the words husband and wife removed from official forms, it was revealed last night. Tax and benefits guidance and immigration documents must be rewritten so they no longer assume a married couple is a man and a woman. And private companies will be told to overhaul paperwork and computer databases containing the words.
The proposals have triggered a furious row, with the Church of England accusing the Coalition of misunderstanding the law of marriage. But Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone warned religious leaders not to ‘fan the flames of homophobia’ with ‘inflammatory’ language.
What, perchance, are the official duties of a government “Equalities Minister”—other than blathering colorfully about the “flames of homophobia” and ensuring that “husbands” and “wives” (“inflammatory” words that have no place in the…
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