In Jolly Auld England, things are about to get jollier…or, at least, gayer. The Mail Online reports:
Reforms to allow same-sex marriage will see the words husband and wife removed from official forms, it was revealed last night. Tax and benefits guidance and immigration documents must be rewritten so they no longer assume a married couple is a man and a woman. And private companies will be told to overhaul paperwork and computer databases containing the words.
The proposals have triggered a furious row, with the Church of England accusing the Coalition of misunderstanding the law of marriage. But Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone warned religious leaders not to ‘fan the flames of homophobia’ with ‘inflammatory’ language.
What, perchance, are the official duties of a government “Equalities Minister”—other than blathering colorfully about the “flames of homophobia” and ensuring that “husbands” and “wives” (“inflammatory” words that have no place in the modern socialist lexicon) become as extinct as the dodo bird, the only living examples of which are currently to be found inhabiting the offices of the “Equality Ministry” and other bureaucratic aviaries?
The millionaire Dodo Featherstone, like so many of our stateside liberals, is fond of preserving her own fodder while gleefully disbursing everyone else’s. She is the British verison of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairperson of America’s Democratic National Committee, and has been described similarly as a “dizzy airhead.”
[Featherstone] introduced a move that would allow positive discrimination which is primarily aimed at addressing female under-representation in the workforce…a manager will be able lawfully to hire a black man over a white man, a homosexual man over a heterosexual man, if they have the same skill set. Featherstone, denied the plans were about “political correctness, or red tape, or quotas” and would help make the workplace fairer. In September 2011 Featherstone caused controversy by claiming men make “terrible decisions” when they are in charge. Speaking at the Liberal Democrat conference Featherstone blamed men for the mess the world was in…
An unbiased observer might conclude that most of the mess has in fact resulted from the proliferation of inane policies promulgated by “dizzy” progressives like Minister Featherstone and her equally barmy American cousins, all of who promote unfairness as the only reasonable antidote to unfairness.
Here in the former colonies, we haven’t gone quite as far off the deep end as no-longer-Great Britain, although we’re close, thanks to an unchecked, 80-year infestation of radicals within the government, a blight that, left untreated, is likely to end with the country certified by normal folk as “unfit for human habitation.”
See: The Flames of Homophobia via Ana the Imp