Category Archives: Civil Union

Equality for all?

As I said on Tuesday’s blog, I heard something I knew I wanted to comment about, and this is it. Back in 2004, the government of the time, in their ‘wisdom’ decided to allow people of the same sex to be joined together in Civil Union, rather than taking the braver step of permitting single sex marriages. Lo and behold, 10 years later, single sex marriage comes along in the UK, but the Civil Union step isnt stopped, even if it was pretty much designed to allow single sex marriage, without shouting it too loudly, as the churches were up in arms about the whole thing.

Oh, what amused me this week? Well, seemingly a straight couple (for want of a better term, I personally hate using it) wanted to have a Civil Union agreement, rather than a formal wedding, and the courts said no! To me, nowadays, especially with single sex marriages being legal, I cant see why they cant do it! Why? Because of course no one ever considered changing the rules after 2014! Oops!

Me, I have no idea what their reasoning is, or anything else relating to it, but hey, it should be equality for all, and if a hetro couple want a civil union service, they should be allowed to do it!

Right, a word of warning for all those who think they know my blogging timetable, I’m going to mess you up for the next couple of weeks. Yes, next 2 weeks, blogs will both be at the weekends, due to happenings at work, I’m working both Tuesday’s. Next week is a day and a half course about dealing with challenging calls, which should be interesting, though I think after all these years (and the last couple of days), I can cope with most things, but anyway… This Tuesday, I will be at work, and during the day, taking part in a Diversity teleconference at work, about yes, transgender issues! I can currently only speak for the office I work in, but I see no issues! But yes, if I can help somebody, as I pass along, then great!

Fine, video time. Given I’ve done most of the good wedding songs, I was looking for something else, and thought of this. Frightening thought for me, this song is nearly 40 years old!