British PM Brown: Gay Marriage Ban 'Unacceptable'
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown supports the defeat of a California gay marriage ban argued yesterday in the state's highest court, reports the BBC BBC
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At a Downing Street Downing Street, Westminster, London, England. On the street are the British Foreign Office and, at No. 10, the residence of the first lord of the Treasury, who is usually (although not necessarily) the prime minister of Great Britain. reception to celebrate LGBT History Month LGBT History Month occurs during February in the United Kingdom, but during October in the United States. In the United States
LGBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. attended by prominent gay leaders, Brown called California's Proposition 8 “unacceptable.”
Brown's own party, the Labour Party, legalized civil unions for gay and lesbian couples in 2005. The UK has also allowed open gay service in the military since 2000.
Proposition 8 reversed a California Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in the state when it defined marriage as a heterosexual union in the state constitution. Voters approved the measure by a narrow 52%. Yesterday, the state Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to void the measure. A decision is expected in 90 days.
Discussing Proposition 8, Brown said “this attempt to undo To restore the last editing operation that has taken place. For example, if a segment of text has been deleted or changed, performing an undo will restore the original text. Programs may have several levels of undo, including being able to reconstruct the original data for all edits good that has been done is unacceptable.”
“This shows why we have always got to be vigilant, always got to fight homophobic ho·mo·pho·bi·a
1. Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
2. Behavior based on such a feeling.
[homo(sexual) + -phobia. behavior and any form of discrimination,” the prime minister added.
He also praised UK gay rights leaders for “changing opinion” about civil unions for gays and lesbians.
“You have shown how the legislative process, by your pressure, can respond,” Brown said.