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Opinion: Does the debate over equal marriage reveal our blind spots?

Let me begin by saying that I enthusiastically support equal marriage. The ability of two people who love each other to marry regardless of their gender is a blessing, Tuesday’s vote was a victory for liberalism, and despite its flaws the Bill is a big step forward to a fairer society. I found the explanations made by those Lib Dem MPs who opposed the bill to be intellectually unconvincing, sometimes evasive, and fundamentally illiberal.

And yet, I was slightly perturbed by the number of people – and a party organisation – discussing whether to refuse to campaign for the ‘rebels’. …

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  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 1st Oct - 6:38pm
    Richard - Indeed. After reading this I was rather left with a nagging feeling that Ms Hutcheson's view of, 'ordinary life,' seemed to basically mean,...
  • User AvatarRichard 1st Oct - 6:01pm
    I don't understand this. "Politicians don’t do enough to find out what we really want, they might be doing things that I’m not aware of...
  • User AvatarCharlie 1st Oct - 6:00pm
    Knowledge is power. The board of top companies are highly meritocratic and often far more competent than most politicians or state employees. At the height...
  • User AvatarJohn Roffey 1st Oct - 5:56pm
    Perhaps also a Ministry of Happiness as in Bhutan - as wealth does not correlate with happiness :) : http://news.columbia.edu/record/2146
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    I found it no problem in the App store.
  • User AvatarJohn Roffey 1st Oct - 5:37pm
    @ David Allen Yes - I agree. The thing which would do what you suggest is a limited form of direct democracy that fits with...