First same-sex marriage ceremony to take place at Bournemouth town hall

Bournemouth Echo: First same-sex marriage ceremony to take place at Bournemouth town hall First same-sex marriage ceremony to take place at Bournemouth town hall

THE first same-sex marriage ceremony will take place at Bournemouth’s town hall this weekend.

Under the new law passed last year homosexual couples will be legally allowed to get married from Saturday.

The council said that a number of gay couples in the area had already taken up the opportunity, with 12 ceremonies scheduled for 2014 so far.

Cllr David Kelsey, the council’s equality and diversity champion, said: “It was great news last year when same-sex marriage achieved legal recognition and a vital step for gay equality.

“This Saturday will be a historic moment for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, their families and their friends.

“It is fantastic that so many same- sex couples have chosen the Town Hall as their venue to celebrate their special day.”

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7:34am Thu 27 Mar 14

tangogran says...

Councillor Kelsey seems to believe that bisexual people can get married. I think there is something wrong with the maths.
Councillor Kelsey seems to believe that bisexual people can get married. I think there is something wrong with the maths. tangogran
  • Score: -42

7:53am Thu 27 Mar 14

user_name says...

Great news. About time this happened.
Great news. About time this happened. user_name
  • Score: 19

8:04am Thu 27 Mar 14

Valerie W. says...

Excellent news.
Excellent news. Valerie W.
  • Score: 15

8:29am Thu 27 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall!
Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall! muscliffman
  • Score: 38

8:41am Thu 27 Mar 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Even with good news like this the anti-council,politic
ally tunnel visioned trolls still try push their own agendas.pathetic! Congratulations to all those concerned with the planned weddings.
Even with good news like this the anti-council,politic ally tunnel visioned trolls still try push their own agendas.pathetic! Congratulations to all those concerned with the planned weddings. nosuchluck54
  • Score: -17

9:40am Thu 27 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -40

9:54am Thu 27 Mar 14

Hessenford says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
Why, please elaborate if possible.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]Why, please elaborate if possible. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

10:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
Why, please elaborate if possible.
Probably misunderstood and thinks it's compulsory?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]Why, please elaborate if possible.[/p][/quote]Probably misunderstood and thinks it's compulsory? muscliffman
  • Score: 30

10:28am Thu 27 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

muscliffman wrote:
Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall!
Pray do tell what is wrong with the Town Hall for a Wedding Ceremony. Our wedding at the Town Hall Chambers was wonderful. The Chambers Hall was decorated beautifully, and the Registrars were professional, and made sure my Wife and I were comfortable and looked after us throughout.

When a number of faiths, even today will not marry you in church because you have been married before, or for other reasons, it is good that such a venue (which is better than the old Registrars Office) is made available, with three choices/options to choose from as your venue.

May all marriages taking place at the Town Hall, have a joyous and wonderful life together.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall![/p][/quote]Pray do tell what is wrong with the Town Hall for a Wedding Ceremony. Our wedding at the Town Hall Chambers was wonderful. The Chambers Hall was decorated beautifully, and the Registrars were professional, and made sure my Wife and I were comfortable and looked after us throughout. When a number of faiths, even today will not marry you in church because you have been married before, or for other reasons, it is good that such a venue (which is better than the old Registrars Office) is made available, with three choices/options to choose from as your venue. May all marriages taking place at the Town Hall, have a joyous and wonderful life together. TheDistrict
  • Score: 10

10:46am Thu 27 Mar 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: -25

10:46am Thu 27 Mar 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: -26

10:48am Thu 27 Mar 14

elite50 says...

Marriages used to be between a man and a woman. This ensured the survival and spread of the human race.
This project worked just fine for thousands of years.
Problem!
To many people taking up to much space!
Solution!
Same sex people marry each other!
Problem solved!
One point that needs to be addressed. Why do homosexual people need to label themselves as Gay (it means "Good As You").
If you, or I, think that we are as good as "You", or any-one else for that matter, why do you need to re-name yourself?
This is not a denigration of homosexuals just a simple question.
Marriages used to be between a man and a woman. This ensured the survival and spread of the human race. This project worked just fine for thousands of years. Problem! To many people taking up to much space! Solution! Same sex people marry each other! Problem solved! One point that needs to be addressed. Why do homosexual people need to label themselves as Gay (it means "Good As You"). If you, or I, think that we are as good as "You", or any-one else for that matter, why do you need to re-name yourself? This is not a denigration of homosexuals just a simple question. elite50
  • Score: -27

10:58am Thu 27 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

TheDistrict wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall!
Pray do tell what is wrong with the Town Hall for a Wedding Ceremony. Our wedding at the Town Hall Chambers was wonderful. The Chambers Hall was decorated beautifully, and the Registrars were professional, and made sure my Wife and I were comfortable and looked after us throughout.

When a number of faiths, even today will not marry you in church because you have been married before, or for other reasons, it is good that such a venue (which is better than the old Registrars Office) is made available, with three choices/options to choose from as your venue.

May all marriages taking place at the Town Hall, have a joyous and wonderful life together.
Clearly no offence was intended, so please refrain from having a sense of humour by-pass!
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Deeply shocking news......I mean I am very broad minded but with it's reputation who on earth (opposite or same sex) would want to get married in Bournemouth Town Hall![/p][/quote]Pray do tell what is wrong with the Town Hall for a Wedding Ceremony. Our wedding at the Town Hall Chambers was wonderful. The Chambers Hall was decorated beautifully, and the Registrars were professional, and made sure my Wife and I were comfortable and looked after us throughout. When a number of faiths, even today will not marry you in church because you have been married before, or for other reasons, it is good that such a venue (which is better than the old Registrars Office) is made available, with three choices/options to choose from as your venue. May all marriages taking place at the Town Hall, have a joyous and wonderful life together.[/p][/quote]Clearly no offence was intended, so please refrain from having a sense of humour by-pass! muscliffman
  • Score: 14

11:09am Thu 27 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others. muscliffman
  • Score: 22

11:19am Thu 27 Mar 14

retry69 says...

There seems to be some very confused individuals commenting on here none more so than muscliffman who after all this time has discovered his sense of humour,there is hope for us all :)
There seems to be some very confused individuals commenting on here none more so than muscliffman who after all this time has discovered his sense of humour,there is hope for us all :) retry69
  • Score: 7

11:20am Thu 27 Mar 14

John T says...

muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. John T
  • Score: -8

11:41am Thu 27 Mar 14

keith milton says...

with blessings by the freemasons no doubt,

sick lot.
with blessings by the freemasons no doubt, sick lot. keith milton
  • Score: -26

11:56am Thu 27 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

Given that the town makes so much cash from the Gay/Pink/Not Straight/whatever you want to label "them" as community, it is about time amenities such as this were provided.

It brings even more funds into the local coffers which would have otherwise gone elsewhere.

And it also adds to the diversity and colour of the local area and hopefully ( although I doubt it) helps to open a few minds.
Given that the town makes so much cash from the Gay/Pink/Not Straight/whatever you want to label "them" as community, it is about time amenities such as this were provided. It brings even more funds into the local coffers which would have otherwise gone elsewhere. And it also adds to the diversity and colour of the local area and hopefully ( although I doubt it) helps to open a few minds. MrPitiful
  • Score: 16

11:59am Thu 27 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

keith milton wrote:
with blessings by the freemasons no doubt,

sick lot.
Ah conspiracy theory Keith is back with his teenage ramblings. Go back to playing Dungeons and Dragons Keith, the adults are talking now.
[quote][p][bold]keith milton[/bold] wrote: with blessings by the freemasons no doubt, sick lot.[/p][/quote]Ah conspiracy theory Keith is back with his teenage ramblings. Go back to playing Dungeons and Dragons Keith, the adults are talking now. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 22

12:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone? Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: -27

12:54pm Thu 27 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
Wow...is there no end to the stupidity and narrow minded opinions that appear in the comments section of these stories.

Would you rather Gay people be sent to come kind of high walled commune to live their lives out of sight?

I enjoy living in a free, open society, I hope you don't work for Local Government or in the Education of Children, or any job actually that involves you dealing with people.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]Wow...is there no end to the stupidity and narrow minded opinions that appear in the comments section of these stories. Would you rather Gay people be sent to come kind of high walled commune to live their lives out of sight? I enjoy living in a free, open society, I hope you don't work for Local Government or in the Education of Children, or any job actually that involves you dealing with people. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 15

12:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

KitKatPuss says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about?

Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them!

It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual.

If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother!

Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :)
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about? Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them! It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual. If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother! Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :) KitKatPuss
  • Score: 10

1:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.
I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -22

1:33pm Thu 27 Mar 14

rozmister says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
if you feel it's flaunted in your face that's your problem. Straight people kiss and hold hands and enjoy a relationship with each other just as much as gay/bi people and people rarely feel quite so offended, if you're sensitive about sexuality that's your problem to deal with stop trying to force it on other people. Live and let live.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]if you feel it's flaunted in your face that's your problem. Straight people kiss and hold hands and enjoy a relationship with each other just as much as gay/bi people and people rarely feel quite so offended, if you're sensitive about sexuality that's your problem to deal with stop trying to force it on other people. Live and let live. rozmister
  • Score: 9

1:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

rozmister says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.
And G Bar has just opened in the triangle? The night time industry has always been quite fluid and that includes in the gay scene. Chilli Whites and Bliss were in the centre of town and closed for over a year, you just need to open your eyes a bit a tiny bit to see that it's not a LGBT problem it's an industry problem.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.[/p][/quote]And G Bar has just opened in the triangle? The night time industry has always been quite fluid and that includes in the gay scene. Chilli Whites and Bliss were in the centre of town and closed for over a year, you just need to open your eyes a bit a tiny bit to see that it's not a LGBT problem it's an industry problem. rozmister
  • Score: 15

2:28pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Dibbles2 says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
What are you scared of?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]What are you scared of? Dibbles2
  • Score: 8

6:30pm Thu 27 Mar 14

BackOfTheNet says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.
Me thinks thou doth protest too much...
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.[/p][/quote]Me thinks thou doth protest too much... BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 6

7:26pm Thu 27 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

knobdirt loves me follows me everywhere you know
be on here in a minute you see.
knobdirt loves me follows me everywhere you know be on here in a minute you see. nickynoodah
  • Score: -3

8:48pm Thu 27 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about?

Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them!

It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual.

If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother!

Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :)
I wander whats next ?,
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about? Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them! It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual. If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother! Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :)[/p][/quote]I wander whats next ?, cromwell9
  • Score: -5

8:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

retry69 says...

cromwell9 wrote:
KitKatPuss wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
John T wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Bob Bournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.
I totally agree.
Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.
There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?
I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about?

Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them!

It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual.

If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother!

Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :)
I wander whats next ?,
Spelling lessons?
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The Government have really lost the plot.[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]Amusing really, people do NOT choose their sexuality or who they may fall in love with, but they certainly DO choose to be bigots and to pointlessly disapprove of others.[/p][/quote]There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.[/p][/quote]Maybe they don't CHOOSE to be gay but do they have to make out it is normal and flaunt it in front of everyone?[/p][/quote]I don't understand why this is bad news? Surely the declaration of love to someone you want to spend your life with whatever their gender is a positive thing and something to be happy about? Being gay/homesexual is perfectly normal and should be treated as such! So what if they flaunt it? Who cares...if they are happy and you don't like it then don't look at them! It is pretty much common knowledge that people do NOT choose to be gay and are born that way...as much as some people are both heterosexual. If people are going to make comments about why they disapprove then please elaborate and explain yourself...if not don't bother! Best wishes and many happy thoughts to the couple getting married in this story :)[/p][/quote]I wander whats next ?,[/p][/quote]Spelling lessons? retry69
  • Score: 13

8:35am Fri 28 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Puts a new meaning on 'tying the knot' you know
Puts a new meaning on 'tying the knot' you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

8:53am Fri 28 Mar 14

Wesoblind says...

Congratulations but to be honest why is it in the news? Let people live their lives how they please and at risk of sounding like an old "hippie" just believe in love and nothing else.
Congratulations but to be honest why is it in the news? Let people live their lives how they please and at risk of sounding like an old "hippie" just believe in love and nothing else. Wesoblind
  • Score: 8

9:35am Fri 28 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.
The Branksome apparently closed down due to an internal dispute between the then management and the pub company who own it ( Marstons? ) - nothing to do with lack of trade etc.

As far as the Bakers Arms goes, I walked past earlier in the week and it was open with a fair few punters in.

Pubs and bars are currently opening and closing all over town and also the country as a whole, irrespective of their target market.

In fact, I would be fairly confident in saying that the bars up at the Triangle have been the most stable ones in town over the last few years in comparison to the other clubs and bars locally which have been sprouting up and then disappearing.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I see the Bakers Arms and the Branksome in the triangle have both closed in the last few weeks. It looks as though being gay don't pay. Perhaps it's just a fashion and hopefully they will grow out of it.[/p][/quote]The Branksome apparently closed down due to an internal dispute between the then management and the pub company who own it ( Marstons? ) - nothing to do with lack of trade etc. As far as the Bakers Arms goes, I walked past earlier in the week and it was open with a fair few punters in. Pubs and bars are currently opening and closing all over town and also the country as a whole, irrespective of their target market. In fact, I would be fairly confident in saying that the bars up at the Triangle have been the most stable ones in town over the last few years in comparison to the other clubs and bars locally which have been sprouting up and then disappearing. MrPitiful
  • Score: 7

11:22am Fri 28 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere.
I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.
Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere. I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day. High Treason
  • Score: -10

11:59am Fri 28 Mar 14

retry69 says...

High Treason wrote:
Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere.
I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.
Are you sure you mean"rights" :)
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere. I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you mean"rights" :) retry69
  • Score: 4

12:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Understated says...

High Treason wrote:
Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere.
I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.
you make it sound as if you have to oblige and go to every gay wedding. them having rights does not hinder or affect your current rights in the slightest.

how is it thrust down your throat? you chose to read the article and come and comment on it, you also chose to have a closed-minded opinion on the people who passed the law. not everyone who supports gay rights are gay, they just dont listen to blind ignorance and actually see that gay people fall in love like any other couple do, the desire to be with your soulmate, to marry them with a ceremony and be seen as a faithful, loving couple who want to spend the rest of their lives together, without being dictated by society simply because of genitalia compatibility. homosexuality is found in over 450 different species including lions, apes, deer and elephants, and thats just the sexual side. choosing a partner should not be down to how you have sex with them, and marriage shouldnt be dictated that way either. now many straight couples never actually have children, by choice or otherwise? a hell of a lot. they got married out of love for eachother, not because of reproduction, sex in our culture is an act of love, not just for reproduction, grow out of the stone age and maybe then you can live as a civillised human.

the only thing being thrust down anyones throat is the blatant homophobic comments from the few ignorant, scared folk who dont know how to deal with something they arent used to.

homosexuality has been seen in animals for hundreds of years, hundreds of species have homosexual tendancies. humans are the only species to be homophobic, makes you seem unnatural now, doesnt it. prejudice is a human disorder.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere. I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.[/p][/quote]you make it sound as if you have to oblige and go to every gay wedding. them having rights does not hinder or affect your current rights in the slightest. how is it thrust down your throat? you chose to read the article and come and comment on it, you also chose to have a closed-minded opinion on the people who passed the law. not everyone who supports gay rights are gay, they just dont listen to blind ignorance and actually see that gay people fall in love like any other couple do, the desire to be with your soulmate, to marry them with a ceremony and be seen as a faithful, loving couple who want to spend the rest of their lives together, without being dictated by society simply because of genitalia compatibility. homosexuality is found in over 450 different species including lions, apes, deer and elephants, and thats just the sexual side. choosing a partner should not be down to how you have sex with them, and marriage shouldnt be dictated that way either. now many straight couples never actually have children, by choice or otherwise? a hell of a lot. they got married out of love for eachother, not because of reproduction, sex in our culture is an act of love, not just for reproduction, grow out of the stone age and maybe then you can live as a civillised human. the only thing being thrust down anyones throat is the blatant homophobic comments from the few ignorant, scared folk who dont know how to deal with something they arent used to. homosexuality has been seen in animals for hundreds of years, hundreds of species have homosexual tendancies. humans are the only species to be homophobic, makes you seem unnatural now, doesnt it. prejudice is a human disorder. Understated
  • Score: 4

1:31pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Dibbles2 says...

High Treason wrote:
Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere.
I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.
And gay people are fed up of having the likes of bigots and bullies, assaulting them, extremists demonstrating their religious views on gays people, throwing eggs at them in the street and vile name calling that they have to endure. So sorry if its being thrust down your throat, by the way nice innuendo there, are sure your not gay? If you dont like it dont read the article!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere. I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.[/p][/quote]And gay people are fed up of having the likes of bigots and bullies, assaulting them, extremists demonstrating their religious views on gays people, throwing eggs at them in the street and vile name calling that they have to endure. So sorry if its being thrust down your throat, by the way nice innuendo there, are sure your not gay? If you dont like it dont read the article! Dibbles2
  • Score: 4

3:26pm Fri 28 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere.
I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.
And gay people are fed up of having the likes of bigots and bullies, assaulting them, extremists demonstrating their religious views on gays people, throwing eggs at them in the street and vile name calling that they have to endure. So sorry if its being thrust down your throat, by the way nice innuendo there, are sure your not gay? If you dont like it dont read the article!
I know a gay couple in Florida and a single gay in Brighton, friends of the family. They all agree there is to much about "gay rights" and they can have a laugh about gay jokes, they think gays in the UK are over sensitive. There was no innuendo, simply pointing out how politicians pass laws that suit them. Only in the commons bar is it legal to smoke.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Amazing what laws get passed to win votes. Maybe it is because many MP's are gay and like to have a smoke in the Commons whilst it is illegal elsewhere. I am not bothered either way about gays, just weary of having their rights thrust down our throats every day.[/p][/quote]And gay people are fed up of having the likes of bigots and bullies, assaulting them, extremists demonstrating their religious views on gays people, throwing eggs at them in the street and vile name calling that they have to endure. So sorry if its being thrust down your throat, by the way nice innuendo there, are sure your not gay? If you dont like it dont read the article![/p][/quote]I know a gay couple in Florida and a single gay in Brighton, friends of the family. They all agree there is to much about "gay rights" and they can have a laugh about gay jokes, they think gays in the UK are over sensitive. There was no innuendo, simply pointing out how politicians pass laws that suit them. Only in the commons bar is it legal to smoke. High Treason
  • Score: -3

10:04pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Palantir says...

So what exactly is the problem? This isn't going to really affect people who aren't gay, is it? 'Traditional' married couples aren't going to suddenly find they've lost a tax break or their marriage falling apart because women can marry women, nor are they going to start suddenly thinking 'oh I should get in on that same sex action' because two men can marry one another.

For those of a religious persuasion, you focus on adhering to your beliefs and let everyone else get on with theirs. Whether you go to Heaven or Hell won't hinge on what other people do in their lives. I'm not religious, nor am I gay, but it's not my business whether someone's a Christian or not, nor is it my business whether a particular man is marrying a particular woman - and neither is it my business if two people of the same gender get married.

At the end of the day, who should it really make any difference to, apart from those seeking to secure and declare their love for one another?
So what exactly is the problem? This isn't going to really affect people who aren't gay, is it? 'Traditional' married couples aren't going to suddenly find they've lost a tax break or their marriage falling apart because women can marry women, nor are they going to start suddenly thinking 'oh I should get in on that same sex action' because two men can marry one another. For those of a religious persuasion, you focus on adhering to your beliefs and let everyone else get on with theirs. Whether you go to Heaven or Hell won't hinge on what other people do in their lives. I'm not religious, nor am I gay, but it's not my business whether someone's a Christian or not, nor is it my business whether a particular man is marrying a particular woman - and neither is it my business if two people of the same gender get married. At the end of the day, who should it really make any difference to, apart from those seeking to secure and declare their love for one another? Palantir
  • Score: 3

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