With the gay marriage debate raging on both sides of the Atlantic, a major battle has just been won in the state of Washington. Take a look at this speech, from Republican state representative Maureen Walsh, in favour of gay marriage:

She says:

“I was married for 23 years to the love of my life, and he died six years ago…I think to myself, how could I deny anyone the right to have that incredible bond with another individual in life, to me it seems almost cruel.”

Compare with the Archbishop of York, on this side of the pond, calling David Cameron a “dictator” for proposing to legalise gay marriage.

  1. Interesting that his Archbishopness should use the word ‘dictator’.

    For all his faults, I don’t think that Cameron is going to force people to marry other members of the same sex.

  2. At no stage in what he said did Bishop Sentamu call David Cameron a ‘dictator’ nor did he suggest that DC would be forcing any change through. He was measured in what he said and made it clear that he distinguished between what civil society may do and what his church believes. The point he made about ‘dictators’ was a wider one – relating to instances in the past where absolute dictators intervened to subvert and undermine the beliefs and norms of religious adherents.

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