We should be happy to expand the idea of diverse relationships, rather than the nuclear marriage pushed by traditional ideologies. Haven't LGBT campaigners, after all, always been behind diversity as well as equality? When talking about “the LGBT community” as if it’s one group, it’s easy to make generalistic assertions. What unites us is that the differences in our gender and sexuality place us outside a mainstream. So at first glance, the campaign to overrule the ban on same-sex civil partnerships is one that need not concern LGBT people. Yet it goes to the core of the kind of society that campaigners have fought to create.
August 23 / The Independent