Commenter Nick, at Cranmer:
I am sincerely glad my daughter is old enough that she will not have to hear her teachers tell her that it’s perfectly normal for two men to sodomise each other and that such a thing constitutes “marriage”.
Today is a truly awful day for this country. I am not a Conservative voter (though I could have been persuaded had it not been for this issue), but I am sympathetic to all those Tory supporters who have been betrayed by Cameron. They deserve better than him. I feel he and Clegg have degraded our political system to a point it is no longer credible.
We all know they are both political dead meat in electoral terms, but they seem to be causing a lot of damage to the country as they are nudged towards the Exit door.
Utterly appalling, a complete mockery of all the families and married people in this country.
Carl Jacobs, at Cranmer:
The ’cause’ of homosexual liberation is a caboose on a much bigger train. It has been carried along by the privatization of sexual behavior, and the concommitent separation of sex from marriage and children. If you can’t see that massive damage that has been inflicted because of that change, then you are blind. I have only to catalog the list of illegitimacy, and divorce, and fatherless children, and abortion, and STDs, and disposable relationships, and falling birth rates. Where will the next generation come from? Whom do you think will raise the next generation upon which your future depends? Currently your country is importing women to have children lest your population start to fall? A nation that is so invested in the pursuit of its own selfish pleasure that it won’t reproduce itself is a nation in terminal decline.
List of decent people [such as David Davis, John Redwood]
List of shame [lowlifes like Chloe Smith, Penny Mordor, Greening]
AnnaB, Knightsbridge, United Kingdom:
A step forward – I don’t think so. More like many thousands of steps back. What a fool. Surely there are many more important things to deal with than gay marriage. I am afraid what with this and the lying Chris Huhne I am never going to vote again. This vote has just made a complete mockery of my 43 years of marriage.
I admire the Tory MPs who voted against this motion and were not bullied in a supposed free vote. MPs are expected to represent their constituents and plenty of us disagree with this proposed bill. I find it offensive to be called a bigots or homophobic for expressing an opinion about marriage.
Not an opinion, Lizzy – the definition itself.
Marriage is a religious thing and it is between a man and a woman. I’m no homophobic and I don’t even like the idea of getting married but marriage is between a male and a female. Cameron has to go, he’s done NOTHING for this country but this is a ruse just to divert attention from the real issues.
A Shaw, Tameside:
Disgusting, no other words
The Conservative Party will go down in history as the Party that changed the true meaning of marriage. Never again will I or any member of my family vote for this Party again. Marriage will always be between one man and one woman and no Government will ever change this in the hearts of millions. Christians will need to re-define marriage to Holy Matrimony.
So, finally, it comes down to the Church, with its back to the wall, standing firm and refusing to accept this abomination.