AD LIB NOV 18 | PAGE 9
Five years since same sex
marriage became law. Time flies.
Remember all the hoo-ha? It would
undermine marriage. Polygamy and
bestiality would stalk our land? The
end of civilization as we knew it?
I knew that the fire and brimstone,
that raged at me and across the
land at the time of introducing the
same-sex marriage law, would
disappear once the law had
passed. And so it has! No one
blinks an eyelid now.
It was always a live and let live law.
It is not compulsory. It simply is
and always was a matter of equal
The advice given to those who did
not believe in same-sex marriage
was excellent - don't marry
someone of the same sex.
It is my happy place in politics. And
in a world gone mad - with the self
harm of Brexit, the insanity of the
White House - not to mention our
actual enemies - there isn't that
much happiness to be had
But we Liberal Democrats can be
proud that this uber-liberal law
came into being because of our
Because we were in government.
And because I was equalities
I have been to quite a few same sex
weddings since the law passed.
Been invited to a whole lot more.
Because of the fight to get here.
Because so many brave men and
women fought so hard to get to the
place that this could happen. The
credit really belongs to them.
And now there are over 60,000
married same-sex couples - living
equal ever after.
Baroness Lynne Featherstone
Former MP for Hornsey & Wood
We can be proud that this
uber-liberal law came into
being because we were in
government. And because I
was equalities minister.