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← Why and when did homosexuality become such an issue?

Oromasdes1978's Avatar Jump to comment 223 by Oromasdes1978

Michael

I've just done a bit of quick reading on it but it would probably be best to ask someone more knowledgeable, Steve, I don't know if you could possibly help out here?

I believe in 2005 there was an attempt to allow Civil Partnerships to be allowed the same legal and financial allowances but it was made perfectly clear that it was not to be recognised the same as marriage, as that is apparently reserved for religious people and heterosexuals such as myself.

This is, I think, the main cause of the outrage is that same sex couples are being segregated and being made to feel like second class citizens - basically the law is saying heteros own the rights to the concept of marriage - you gays and lesbians have a Civil Partnership because you are different.

What I would be interested to know if same sex couples adopted children would they have the same tax breaks as hetero couples?

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:16:31 UTC | #641156