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Yet another religious leader being a bigot. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17249099  A Catholic cardinal saying that gay marriage would be a "grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right". Seriously, dude? Marriage *isn't* a universally accepted human right, and that's the friggin' problem!

These people all seem interchangeable - there have been several reports of assholes speaking out like this over the last few weeks, and they're all high up in some religion or other. Create whatever rules you want to in your in-group, but leave the rest of the country out of it - we're in the 21st century, here, and don't need you imposing your obnoxiousness on us. I'm pretty disgusted as it is that it's taken this long to achieve this measure of equality, and who knows when we're going to get real equality in this country, but at least this would be another tiny step.

p.s. can't you just stick to the 'love your neighbour' part and the 'treat others nicely' part? I *like* those parts!

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http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/dating-blog/overweight-couples-on-television

Some of her charming, delightful and insightful commentary:

"So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."

It's such a refreshing change that most of the comments to this article are condemning it and the author. Although, I'm a bit of a heroine addict myself, and we don't see anywhere near enough heroines on telly, as you, my lovely flist, are well aware of me complaining about over and over.

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