Peter Tatchell Agrees with Matthew Hosier
1. Pension rights are different.
2. Opposite sex civil partnerships are still off-limits.
3. Non-consummation and adultery are not grounds for annulment in “same-sex marriage”.
4. The marriages of transgendered people who had marriages annulled to change sex have not been restored.
5. The Church of England’s quadruple lock applies.
6. Other faith groups can be more restrictive on “same-sex marriages”, too.
So there you have it: SSM and traditional marriage, despite the government’s best efforts to make them so, are still not equal. It reminds me of that brilliant scene with Allison Janney and Felicity Huffman in The West Wing:
CJ: The President’s not going to want to end a bipartisan breakfast with the Republicans speaking from one place and the Democrats…
ANN: And the Majority Leader’s not going to stand at a cardboard podium in your front yard while you stand in the White House Press briefing room and with good reason.
CJ: Which is?
ANN: I don’t think they’re on equal footing.
CJ: My boss and your boss?
CJ: I don’t think they are either.