Ed Team

U.K. Prime Minister Condemns Prop 8

Filed By Ed Team | March 08, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: California, Gordon Brown, Prop. 8, u.k.

"This Proposition 8 in California, this attempt to undo good that has been done, this attempt to create divorces for 18,000 people who were perfectly legally brought together in partnerships.

This is unacceptable and this shows why we have always got to be vigilant, always got to fight homophobic behaviour and any form of discrimination."

--U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, speaking at a Downing Street reception for LGBT luminaries

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Prime Minister Borwn hit it dead on.

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | March 9, 2009 3:03 AM

Brown needs to refine his thinking on civil partnerships, which won’t be equal to marriage in England until all forms of partnering are either marriages or civil partnerships. Separate but equal is not equal, it's second class and that’s a dangerous status to be in.

And he needs to end the policy of deporting GLBT refugees back to certain torture and death, a policy enforced by his Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Brown's statement about Prop 8 is welcome even if it is aimed mostly at garnering LGBT votes in England. Their economy is tied to ours and it’s crumbling too. They’ll be a political price to pay for being the party in power when that happens.

Obama may never have the guts to do what Brown did, which is to endorse our democratic right to be married. Instead he and his Minister of Pandering, Dubious J. Dubois are concentrating on hiring a team of prayer writers. http://www.alternet.org/rights/129920/is_obama_bringing_too_much_religion_into_the_white_house/

More than any president since Eisenhower, Obama is injecting massive doses of unwanted religious hypocrisy into his administration so he can get reelected in 2012. That’s because Obama’s trapped in the web of the right wing christer cults; they elected him, they own him.