Sunday, June 30, 2013

Men can be 'wives' and women 'husbands' as British Government overrules the dictionary

Civil servants have overruled the Oxford English Dictionary and hundreds years of common usage effectively abolishing the traditional meaning of the words for spouses.

The landmark change is contained in the fine print of new official legal guidance drawn up for MPs and peers as the Government’s same-sex marriage bill is debated.

It comes as part of a Government initiative to “clarify” what words will mean when gay marriage becomes law.  But critics described it as the vocabulary of “cloud cuckoo land”.

It follows claims by opponents of the redefinition of marriage that universally understood terms such as father and mother might be simply deleted by bureaucrats on official forms.  Instead officials have decided to allow the words for the spouses to be used interchangeably for people of either gender in some contexts.

The guidance gives the example of some early health and safety legislation drafted in 1963 which includes a range of exemptions for family businesses where the terms husbands and wives will mean people of either gender.

A spokesman for the Coalition for Marriage, which campaigns against the change, said: “We always knew the Government would tie itself in knots trying to redefine marriage, and this shows what a ridiculous mess they’ve created.

“This mangling of the English language shows what happens when politicians meddle with marriage.  “They’re in cloud cuckoo land.”



Anonymous said...

Does it really matter? British males have always been pansys, so what's the difference what they're called. I'm sure the totally PC'ized Brits won't mind. But, what will the millions of radical Muslims they have welcomed into their country think of this when they take full control? PC doesn't do well when faced with a sharp sword.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and gents: Accept it. The left has won. We let them control all aspects of government and the education system. It is a lost cause. Now just sit back and enjoy watching everything burn to the ground and LAUGh when liberals ask "what happened?". We ourselves need to blame ourselves for letting mentally defective freaks of nature ever get in any position of power other than deciding what they get to serve themselves for dinner in the insane asylum.

Anonymous said...

Also have fun with the insanity that is liberalism. Every white male should insist that they be considered black females for diversity and affirmative action purposes and watch liberalism collapse on itself like a blackhole.

Anonymous said...

4:09 is a moron! So was the British empire built by the "always been pansys". Didn't the "Pansys" stand up to Hitler when nobody else dared or cared or too machiavellian (including the oh-so macho cowboy Yanks)? etc., etc. Did these "Pansys" stand up to and defeat an Argentinian dictator, and do they not now join all international NATO forces more than any similar sized country, or not? What is your definition of a pansy male?