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House of Lords approves same-sex marriage

July 17, 2013

The House of Lords has joined the House of Commons in approving same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The measure will become law following the royal assent of Queen Elizabeth II.

Same-sex marriage has also become law in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, and Uruguay.


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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Jul. 18, 2013 7:13 AM ET USA

    "The measure will become law following the royal assent of Queen Elizabeth II." "I'm surprised that the Queen would give her stamp of approval. I would have thought she would have known better and refrained from this bill." This is the head of state who signed into law the Abortion Act (1967), thereby condemning 7-8 millions of her future subjects to an agonising death. She has now signed into law another Act of Parliament, equally diabolical and anti-Christian, that tries to give some semblance of reality and substance to a legal fiction. With a track record like that of the Queen, it was too much to hope for that this so-called head of a supposedly Christian Church would abdicate, as a Christian, rather than be a consenting party to a vote-catching travesty. The reality must now be faced by all British Catholics that we have a depraved and merciless monarch on the throne, who cares nothing for the lives of the unborn or the children who will now be coerced into supporting gay duo relationships. We can no longer give our allegiance to a queen who pretends to be one thing but, by her actions, makes it abundantly clear that she is anything but a Christian.