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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

rights.

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

currently.

But we Liberal Democrats can be

proud that this uber-liberal law

came into being because of our

liberalism.

Because we were in government.

And because I was equalities

minister.

I have been to quite a few same sex

weddings since the law passed.

Been invited to a whole lot more.

Always cry.

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

Green

"

We can be proud that this

uber-liberal law came into

being because we were in

government. And because I

was equalities minister.

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