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David Cameron Moving Forward On Marriage Equality, Taiwanese Animators Illustrate: VIDEO

CameronMarriageBritish Prime Minister David Cameron is increasingly enthusiastic about making marriage equality a reality in England in the very near future.

The Telegraph reports that Conservative Party member Cameron and Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg reassured religious groups last night that there would be a "double-lock" exempting them from having to recognize same-sex marriages, which the men say they will introduce next year, earlier than expected:

Downing Street said originally that same sex civil marriage would be introduced at some stage before the next General Election and there was no mention of the proposed legislation in the last Queen’s Speech.

Mr Cameron has promised to legislate to allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies, while not forcing the changes on the Church.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, this month said allowing marriage for homosexual couples is crucial to help the Conservatives stay in “in step with people and how they want to live their lives”.

His call came in an analysis of why Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the US presidential election, despite polls showing the Republican candidate was trusted more to turn the economy around.

Mr Osborne said that the Republicans had lost “swathes of voters” because of their traditionalist positions on social issues.

But not all Brits are on board: a ComRes poll showed that two-thirds of all voters believe Cameron and his Conservative Party allies' shift on marriage equality is just them trying to be "trendy and modern."

Meanwhile, via Joe.My.God, Taiwanese animators have already offered their always unique take on Cameron's marriage equality efforts.


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  1. If England and France pass marriage equality, the US Supreme Court is going to have a really hard time defending the status quo.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 23, 2012 10:04:37 AM

  2. Why would Towleroad quote a ResCom poll as if it were a credible, impartial, legitimate source? ResCom's polls on marriage are done for the Catholic Church and are outliers from every other legitimate polling company in the UK. They are the ONLY British polling company to claim that the majority of Brits are against marriage equality. It's as if Gallup did a poll sponsored by the Catholic Church and then a gay site quoted it as if it were unbiased.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 23, 2012 10:17:38 AM

  3. It's ironic how politicians used to fight over who hated us more and now they fight over who loves us more.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 23, 2012 10:19:25 AM

  4. On the positive side, now the Brits think that it is "modern and trendy" instead of dirty and unnatural.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 23, 2012 10:29:39 AM

  5. As TampaZeke pointed out, Huffington Post reports that:
    "The latest ComRes poll was commissioned by the Coalition for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage".
    It is as reliable as a poll sponsored by NOM and FRC here in the US.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 23, 2012 10:54:39 AM

  6. Not the animators' best work - seems a bit lazy and not very funny.

    Posted by: Jester | Nov 23, 2012 11:04:53 AM

  7. All is not lost. As least the Brits say it is "modern and trendy" instead of "too French".

    Posted by: simon | Nov 23, 2012 11:41:49 AM

  8. David Cameron will not deliver on his promise to introduce gay marriage. He is weak, weak, weak. His own party are too divided on the issue with the majority of them being against gay marriage. Cameron is not strong enough to push this through.

    NEVER NEVER NEVER trust a Conservative Party politician. This is the party who was trying to make it illegal to be gay in the mid 1980's and introduced "Clause 28" to stop schools even mentioning anything to do with homosexuality in the 1980's.

    When Tony Blair and the Labour Party introduced gay civil unions, gay immigration reform, gay pension inheritance, gay fostering and gays in the military the Conservative Party voted against them ALL. Cameron and his Conservative Party are NOT our friends. The Labour Party is the ONLY political party in the UK to have EVER done anything good for the LGBT community. No progress will be made on gay marriage until Labour are back in power.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 23, 2012 1:53:52 PM

  9. If it is Margaret Thatcher, she should be "man enough" to push this through.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 23, 2012 3:32:28 PM

  10. Romney lost primarily IMO because many hardcore conservative true believers, mostly in the south and evangelical Baptist/Protestant, wouldn't vote for a Mormon. They stayed away from the polls.

    But, there's also no question the 'Southern Strategy' the Republican have relied on since the 70s is broken. The hardcore southern based party faithful are too out of step with their religious fanaticism with the rest of the country. I don't thin k this means most people are rabid 'progressive' or leftwing, but neither are most rabidly far right.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 23, 2012 5:35:04 PM

  11. @RatBastard:

    As... *ahem*... "interesting" as your opinions always are, in this case there are actual FACTS about who turned out to vote for whom and who didn't (unless you also believe all exit polling is part of some vast liberal conspiracy?) And the FACT is that if Evangelicals and Southerners had turned out in record numbers for Romney, that would have helped him in exactly one state: Virginia, which did not have enough electoral votes by itself to tip the scales. Now you could argue that more Evangelicals (but not Southerners) would have helped Romney in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but what the exit polls showed was the same thing that the census, ARDA, Gallup, and most other demographic surveys show: old, white, conservative Evangelicals are a dwindling percentage of the electorate.

    Posted by: Dan B | Nov 24, 2012 5:44:58 AM

  12. While this would be nice, I'm not holding my breath. Cameron seems like a wimp and seems to back down easy whenever adversity comes. Not holding my breath for France either since Hollande seems to be a wimp too. These people are all talk and no action.

    Posted by: Ross | Nov 24, 2012 2:31:50 PM

  13. "Modern and trendy" sounds like one option among many. I wonder what the others were.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 24, 2012 4:33:17 PM

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