David Cameron's statement was mentioned in the previous post of this blog piqued the interest of the gay community comprehensible, but leaders of British Catholic Church commented it as well. The latter, of course - following the official Vatican direction - condemned the prime minister's position, saying “the state must not attempt to redefine marriage”. This declaration is thoughtful itself, because it immediately raises the following question: who wants to “redefine marriage”? The British Prime Minister five years ago confirmed that he insisted the official position of the majority of Christian denominations: marriage is between a man and a woman. What has happened since that time? Had he perhaps forgotten what he had told that time? By a Hungarian report from this congress of British Conservatives David Cameron evoked his words himself, and announced that his point of view has changed. What could make him to do so? By his own explanation it was the recognition of the force to solve the contradictions to dominant conservative values: accepting traditional definition of marriage versus supporting of ties that bind people based on commitment to each other by the help of political means regardless whether those are heterosexual or same-sex relationships. The sceptics obviously do not like to hear this explanation and they consider this change only a cheap political popularity effort, to fit into the "sinful" social fashion mainstream of present society. However it is an own goal for traditional conservatives because it just highlights that it is not the policy who redefine marriage, but some people, a part of the citizens do it (regardless how many percent of people, which was not understandable that senile conservative preacher, who has trouble with the basics of percentage calculation). That is why policy-makers are absolutely obliged to provide the equal rights for those who want to live their life in a same-sex partnership.
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