I have made a very small change to the system so that you now will always remain logged into the site. I will also be fixing the Who's Online function so it shows those people who ahve been active in the previous ten minutes and also providing a logout button that will also delete the cookie used!
Please excuse any small problems with the site during this time!
Debate on Gay Marriage
The issue of recognising same sex relationships seems to have exploded accross the globe in the last month.
Mainly through Canada's recognition of civil unions between same sex couples and the strking down of the anti sodomy bill in the USA. But it seems that there are many foes out there against recognising same sex unions, wether they be called marriage or something else.
Probably the most anti gay rhetoric that has come out of this debate has been from the vatican and the Catholic Church, with particular focus on the nasty diatribe written by the Pope.
In the Pope's document he makes his anti gay feelings very known and calls on all Catholic Politicians to oppose any resolutions etc that thay legalise or recognise gay relationships. Whilst it is in his right to have and say whatever he feels like (the pope) this nasty outpouring of bigotry and hate will only serve to give the narrow minded bigots in society excuses for anti gay behaviour and statements which they make. This will (hey it's been proven) also increase the violence against gays and lesbians.
I don't really care what society calls the recognition of same sex relationships, it's only a word. All I want is equality and to be able to live my life in peace and quiet with legal recognition of my relationship.
To the Catholic Church and the narrow minded bigots out there I say - get out of my life and start concentrating on your own lives. What I do in the privacy of my own bedroom is my business, not yours. But when I am not legally recognised as my long term partner's Legal Partner it has an impact on my life.
Gay relationships are hard enough to begin with, we have no real models for our relationships, and unfortunatley the average gay relationship does not last. But is this not a sympton of the lack of recognition by society in general?