Bill now faces bruising passage through the House of Lords before almost certainly becoming law this year.
Members of Parliament have overwhelming endorsed historic legislation that will give gay couples the equal right to marry.
Almost half a century after homosexuality was legalised in Britain the House of Commons voted by a majority of 400 to 175 to redefine marriage and make it available to all.
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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
A new body is needed to assess existing and alternative drugs policies, and could be partly funded by assets seized from dealers, campaigners have said.
The UK Drug Policy Commission said billions of pounds a year were spent tackling drug problems, “without always knowing what difference it makes”.
The commission argues that much of the £3bn spent each year on tackling illicit drugs is wasted…
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also see: « i-thorts’ i-Views: Should Drugs and Prostitution Be Illegal? »
Is the Prince of Wales fit to be the next king?
In a democratic society, it is imperative that government (not unelected royalty) make policies.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The veils, thrown over Prince Charles‘s letters to ministers, from 2004 – 2005, just continues to show how undemocratic our next monarch has become.
About a month ago, I had a go on Storify.com (which turns social media into stories).
Produced a post “Will Olympic Gold Untarnish London’s Image a Year after the UK riots?” (See below.)
Storify Article by Cyba Punk
I found the process a bit like creating a scrapbook entry. A bit gimmicky for my taste.
But it is fun.
Try for yourself and see.
instant thorts: Age of Concern.
Age of Consent or Age of Concern?
Back on 22 August (2012), I wrote a post about the age of consent. I explained that my almost sixteen-year-old had told she’d read across Google that the age of consent was being dropped to 14. I quickly ‘Googled it’ and found all sorts of info. Some good, some not so good. It didn’t take me long to find a reliable source: On February 16th of 2007 the Telegraph ran this headline: