There has been an awful lot of that this afternoon unfortunately. It's genuinely worrying to hear some of the things that have been said.
Anyone following the gay marriage debate?
I was actually with this guy...
Roger Gale, Conservative
Until he said this:
"There is a way forward. It's been suggested, but it's been ignored. I don't subscribe to it myself, but I recognise the merit in the argument, and that is this: if the government is serious about this, take it away, abolish the civil partnerships bill, abolish civil marriage, and create a civil union bill that applies to all people regardless of the sexuality, or their relationships...
... and that means brothers and brothers, and sisters and sisters, and brothers and sisters as well. That would be a way forward."
How can politicians use that kind of bullshit strawman rhetoric? WE wouldn't stand for that kind of thing on here for a second. How do they get away with it?
Obviously Peter Bone, Stewart Jackson and Iain Paisley couldn't resist the opportunity to have a rant about the gays.
And IIRC, they get away with it because whatever is said in Parliament has immunity from legal proceedings.
Edited by darkmorgado at 17:54:57 05-02-2013