This is a quick blog to update LC readers on the latest god-based outrage against women. As most of you probably know, Gordon Brown’s cabinet contains a number of career Jesus freaks – Ruth Kelly and Des Browne are the main offenders, and there are a couple of other perpetrators whose names and point in our lives escape me for the moment.
Anyway – Ruthie and her fellow holy-rollers have revealed themselves concerned that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill will make it possible for lesbians to avail themselves of IVF and become parents.
I’m still trying to grasp the exact reasons why the thought of a couple of dykes pushing a pram is considered such a disaster – who gives a stuff, basically – but I’ll go out on a limb for you here and posit the theory that the big concern is that two women who bring a child up without male input will wash its hair and teach it to bake and turn it into a Gay.
My understanding is that it is government policy to allow for civil partnerships between gay people which are marriages in all but name. Furthermore, civil partnerships include the possibility of bringing up children, and IVF for lesbian couples is an obvious extension of that. If Kelly and Browne disapprove, then they are entitled to their opinion, but if they oppose government policy what are they doing in the cabinet? If they had any integrity, they would resign, instead of demanding a free vote on the issue.