Originally posted on Roger Helmer MEP:
I was saddened, though not surprised, to see that the House of Commons has voted to approve same-sex marriage. It was a small consolation that more than half of Conservatives voted against. Nice to think that there are still some responsible people in my former party. But as I Tweeted next morning, the vote showed the shocking arrogance of MPs, in voting to vandalise an ancient institution for the sake of a modish whim. My former colleague Julie Girling MP, Chief Whip of the Conservative MEP delegation, told me that I was “on the wrong side of history” on this issue. But in social policy (as in business, and in climate science) it is a mistake to project current trends in straight lines. Many of these phenomena are cyclical, not linear.
The reason that marriage has a special and unique place in our society and culture, the reason it commands our…
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