I'm glad that there's now a proper campaign in Britain for same-sex marriage: Equal Love.
Living in Massachusetts in 2004 when same-sex marriage came in there I've been impatient to see people fighting for it in the UK.
I'm not sure however, about the part of the campaign to allow civil partnerships to be open to different-sex couples. It is logical I suppose. But I've always viewed civil parnterships as an insufficent step towards marriage, and if marriage is available to everyone, then why would anyone want a civil partnership?
Also, where does this leave our campaign for allowing civil partnerships to be conducted in places of worship? Surely this will now become irrelevant, if we can perform same-sex marriages? Or do we still want to perform civil partnerships? If so what exactly is "civil" about them if they are, religious? Surely if they're allowed for all couples the defining characteristic of civil partnerships will be that they would be non-religious?
Also, what will be the process of a civil partnership converting to a marriage? Or vice versa?
You see the reason I was never in favour of civil partnerships wasn't just because they're not good enough, not equality. It's also because they make things unneccesarily complicated. I've always thought it was more logical, simple and fair to open civil marriage to all couples, allowing religious groups to define for themselves who they want to marry.
Anyway despite all these complications it's good to see the campagin for same sex marriage finally get underway in the UK. It's about time!