Consumation is still necessary to validate a marriage?
Why the hell do we vote these idiots into political office
Consumation hasn’t been an issue since the sixties. The number of marriages in Britain recently annulled because of lack of consumation can be counted on a blind butcher’s hand.
“On the issue of defining non-consummation, we have always been crystal clear that it’s not critical. When we asked [government] officials how often annulment on the grounds of non-consummation was used, they couldn’t find any cases. That’s why it’s a somewhat hypothetical matter.”
…insulting the gays.
For did not Mary say unto the baby Jesus:
If you are married, why did you marry your partner?
It’s not a trick question.
You just know that you are in for a wonderful piece of journalism when the first two paragraphs contain the witty little bon mot:
London is so tolerant it could be twinned with Sodom – or alternatively with our neighbourhood French villages called Orgy and Anus (I’m not joking, they are both next door to us).
So begins this article for the Daily Mail by Alexander Boot.
Earlier today 2500 parishes in England and Wales were read a letter by Archbishops Vincent Nichols and Peter Smith. In it they put before people “the Catholic vision of marriage and the light it casts on the importance of marriage for our society.”
I admit that I am very sympathetic to the beginning of Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s article in today’s Telegraph. A large photograph of Elton John below the headline “We cannot afford to indulge this madness” implies an opinion I share. Unfortunately, the article is not against the overrated pop singer, but is instead an ill-thought-out polemic on same-sex marriage.