Dear Pink News,
I am writing to complain about the use of the
term ‘gay wedding’ in the above article. What Chris Bryant had was a
civil partnership, which as you well know is not a marriage or a
wedding. For example adultery is not grounds for dissolution of a civil
partnership, as it is for marriage. There are too many differences to
properly list here, but the fact that you would call it a marriage is
disingenuous and a downright lie to the gay community.
Not only, but the term ‘gay marriage’ is deeply offensive to those
people who believe that LGBT citizens deserve equal rights. It is not a
gay form of marriage we should have, but a real, proper marriage, a
same-sex marriage, not a gay one. It is incredible to me that Europe’s
leading LGBT news source does not even know the difference between ‘gay
marriage’ and same-sex marriage.
One further issue is that Pink News never presents a balanced view
of the same-sex marriage/civil partnership debate. Some our our staff
have sent you articles and opinion pieces about same-sex marriage, none
of which you have published, despite often saying that you would. There
is never any in depth, journalistic inquiry into the discrepancies of
the civil partnership act, and why we should have equal rights.
Yours in disappointment,