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Gordon Brown Will Open Up Parliament to Gay Weddings. Would America’s Congress Ever?


We were only half-joking when we suggested that one thing Barack Obama could do to firm up his commitment to the queers would be to invite a gay couple to get married at the White House — since D.C. is legalizing same-sex marriage and all. But while America’s president hasn’t yet cast open the doors to his home, Britain’s prime minister is almost going that far.


Gordon Brown this week recommended that the Palace of Westminster — where Britain’s two legislative houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons, convene — be open up to civil partnership ceremonies for the gays. It’s all part of a plan from the prime minister (and Conservative and Liberal Democrats leaders) to increase minority representation in Parliament.

It’s the equivalent of letting gays get married at the Capitol Building. We recommend doing it right in front of the office of Rep. John Boehner.