Violent Comments and Marriage Not For Elton John

I went searching for the exact post that Joe My God (perhaps the biggest Gay Blog out there) had referenced with this phrase:

Please refrain from any possibly actionable calls to violence against our foul enemies and their property. There have been over 1000 comments today already, but I will go slog through them and remove any comments that might cause you legal repercussions, as remote as that prospect probably may be.

I found it, but what was even more insightful was this post about Elton John’s take on Gay Marriage:

“We’re not married. Let’s get that right. We have a civil partnership. What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage.  I don’t want to be married. I’m very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership,” John says. “The word ‘marriage,’ I think, puts a lot of people off.  You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.”

Wow.  Good music, good logic.  Strange man, but at least he understands what marriage is.

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3 responses to “Violent Comments and Marriage Not For Elton John

  1. busywithconviction

    Your punch line is hilarious.

  2. Strange man, but at least he understands what marriage is.

    The difference is, though, that in the UK civil partnership and civil marriage have identical rights – the difference is only the name. (Which led the same kind of anti-gay Christian protesters who objected to Prop8 to complain that civil partnership is gay marriage in all but name.) There is no equivalent, nationally recognised civil union in the US – indeed, there are many states in the US that have formally banned any legal recognition of same-sex civil unions.

  3. I can’t believe Sir John believes the same as I do. What a shock. He gets it. That is awesome info.

    Thanks.

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