Author Archives: James King

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’. …

Posted in Op-eds | Tagged and | 58 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPalehorse 23rd Nov - 7:31am
    John, As a "better informed individual" could I ask you when is your leaving date?
  • User AvatarPalehorse 23rd Nov - 6:32am
    Katharine, Be fair. I didn't refer to Remainers as impulsive and emotional (I am one and I switched from Leave after much reflection) but to...
  • User AvatarJohn King 23rd Nov - 12:58am
    I meant, I'm NOT even a politician. (thank God)
  • User AvatarJohn King 23rd Nov - 12:53am
    Public opinion has hardly moved at all since the referendum and this is not surprising – large numbers of Britons read the Daily Mail and...
  • User AvatarSheila Gee 22nd Nov - 10:38pm
    frankie “I’m not sweeping any lies under the carpet” So you finally acknowledge that there were Remainer lies. “The fact is lies where told and...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 22nd Nov - 9:27pm
    Peter Martin - 'Older people, if they aren’t economically active, will always be dependent on younger people, even if they’ve saved their own money.' There...