A 10- minute rule Bill is being put forward today that would enable the partners of gay peers to receive titles.
Under the current system, the wife of a knight, lord or sir is given a title and becomes a lady, although the reverse does not apply.
The proposed reforms, put forward by Tory MP Oliver Colville, would extend this privilege to the partners of gay knights and lords. For example, Sir Elton John’s civil partner, David Furnish, would be given the right to use an honorary title.
What remains vague is exactly what title the partner in perversion would be eligible for since currently the only title available for the spouse of a male peer is ‘lady.’ Somehow, “Lady David Furnish” doesn’t quite seem right.
Mr Colville hopes his bill, called The Honours (Equality of Titles for Partners) Bill, will bring ‘equality’ to the system. The motion is significant because it comes at a time when Government is already considering Lords reform. It insists “that leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for husbands and civil partners of those receiving honours to be allowed to use equivalent honorary titles to those available to women”.
Mr. Colville commented, “If you are made a peer or a knight, your wife automatically gets the title lady, but if you are gay or are a woman and become a dame your partner gets nothing. I just think it’s an anomaly which needs to be put right.”
These proposals will be debated in more detail when the question of gay ‘marriage’ comes before Parliament.
READ: Ps. 2:10-12; 59:7; Prov. 6:16-18; 14:34; 20:26; Isaiah 5:20-23; 10:1-4; Micah 2:1-2; Romans 13:3; 1 Pet. 2:14; 2 Peter 2:18-19
PRAY: We have warned again and again that tampering with the definition of marriage will start a chain reaction of unforeseeable consequences. Even though same-sex ‘marriage’ has not passed Parliament, Mr Colville’s Bill gives us a glimpse of the types of problems our nation will face if same-sex ‘marriage’ is legalized. Pray that God’s judgement will fall upon those who are devising these wicked plans. Also ask our heavenly father to allow this 10- minute rule Bill to expose the tangled web of absurdities that arise from abandoning God’s natural order.
WRITE: To your MP and protest against these plans. Ask for your concerns to be forwarded to the relevant minister.
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