Everything looks set to go for our trip to Hanoi at the beginning of July. We booked the flights for the first part of the trip where we ‘give notice’, and i also obtained my Visa. The actual DATE isn’t set in stone yet, though we are considering August 20th. That is because we met on the 20th of October and we mention that special date in the month, every month (cheesy, I know!!!). A just needs to arrange her Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) now.
We are so excited not just to be getting married, but to be doing so in such an exciting place. There is a lot wrong with the UK, but I am really grateful I am not from the US right now. If I were, I would be wanting to marry my amazing partner and being told flat out that I can’t, and worse, that if I want to come home, that fact means we have to effectively break up.
The UK’s solution is a Civil Partnership and in the ceremony, you are not allowed to use the terms ‘marriage’ or refer to your same-sex partner by the traditional word ‘wife’ or ‘husband’. That is a little bit of a shame, but it is somewhat compensated by the huge fact that you can in effect legally ‘marry’ your chosen partner. One unacceptable blight, though, is that you are unable to cite adultery as cause for dissolution /divorce (what does that say about the latent opinion that all homos sleep around?!). Anyway the government is trying to legalise gay Marriage proper, but the churches are not very keen (except for one branch, whose name eludes me -I’ll add it if it comes back to me), so I think it has had limited effect.
This prattling of mine was inspired by the R-wingers’ poop-spouting about gay marriage. One idiot says ‘Polygamy is illegal, what’s different about polygamy?’ ERRRRR it involves multiple partners and one assumes, a skew towards a male patriarch who surrounds himself with subservient females. Nice for the man, I suppose. Not so nice when he decides he will marry his oldest daughter. If people plan to make an emotionally and legally stable partnership with one other person, how can it be compared to (a) polygamy, or (b) bestiality and (c) pedophilia?! I mean the arguments beggar belief. How do people with this tiny number of brain cells ever get to be in charge of more than a hot-dog stand!? (And, I bet people who care so much are secret homos! (‘The lady doth protest too much!’))
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