Peaches Geldof backs gay marriage campaign
Socialite Peaches Geldof has joined a campaign for gay marriage rights by writing a touching article about how two of her friends found love at school and later wed in a same-sex ceremony in New York.
Bob Geldof's daughter, who married musician Thomas Cohen last month, has written candidly about her relationship with two childhood pals, Daniel and Ben, and how they 'came out' to their parents as youngsters.
Geldof reveals Ben's family refused to accept him when he revealed his true sexuality, but their relationship was later healed after he invited them to his wedding in the Big Apple.
The star uses their story to illustrate why gay couples should be given the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts, rather than the current civil partnerships which are on offer for same-sex relationships.
In a piece for the Independent newspaper, she writes, "This man, who I loved so much, was marrying his best friend, his soul mate. Taking vows to stand by him until death. And why not? Why, if these two men wanted to be married in the country they were born in, would it only be regarded as a 'civil partnership' - a title more insulting than anything else, a half measure...
"I have had first-hand experience of how wonderful the introduction of gay marriage has been, and how negative and potentially damaging it is to not allow it, which just breeds more homophobia. For a country and culture that declares ourselves so progressive, our governments, citizens and, of course, our churches, can be small-minded bigots at the best of times...
"I long for the day when we break free of this Orwellian ridiculousness, a nation of dictating pigs, where 'all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others'."
Sir Elton John has previously written a piece for the publication, backing its campaign in support of gay marriage.
what do you think?
I agree shame on the woman.
Shame on the woman.
Well she would support this campaign wouldn't she. It does not take much of a brain to realise that it is completely and utterly wrong. Anyone in their right mind would realise it.
Anybody in there right mind would agree with same sex marriage but we have to accept that there are going to be differences on all sides of the debate.
In which case - some of those in their right minds won't agree with you!
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1. She has got a job. 2. What does her employment status have to do with her right to have an opinion? Try making sensible comments, they make you look much less foolish.
Aren't same sex couples in civil partnerships given the same "rights" as married couples?? I didn't thinkl marriage had much to do with rights anyway??
If people want to devote their lives to each other,it doesn't matter what gender they are