It would appear that the Law of Unintended Consequences is going to affect the government's proposed same sex marriage bill which is being debated in Parliament tomorrow, Tuesday 5 February. It would seem that adultery will have to be either redefined or abolished as grounds for divorce the current definition is of having sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex with whom you are not married. The definition of "consummation of marriage" will also have to be changed.
There is also a "demand" that related closely related people be allowed to marry to gain the legal and financial advantages that go with being married or in a civil partnership. I have no doubt that David Cameron had the best of intentions when he started out with this legislation; but it will come to haunt him. It is a great pity that he does not have some experienced (old) advisers who to take a considered view on all new legislation rather than bright young things with no experience of life outside of Westminster "political village".
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