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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 2 August 2005

Conservative council in Bromley refuses to conduct Civil Partnership ceremonies

More than 100 protesters forced the closure of parts of Bromley in Kent last Saturday. They were protesting against the council's decision (a Conservative-led council, unfortunately, but naturally) to bar same sex ceremonies at register offices in its borough, when the Civil Partnership legislation takes effect later this year.

The Conservative Party regularly tries to tell us that it has 'changed' and that it is open to everyone. I would love to believe this, because I support a lot of what the Party stands for, but whenever I hear of yet another of these own goals that the Conservatives regularly inflict upon themselves, well I just decide they can go hang if they ever expect me to vote for them again!

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