"Religious people may continue to believe that marriage can be only between a man and a woman. That is not the state’s view. We do not take the Orwellian view that “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others”."Mrs Featherstone has made an absurd gaffe regarding George Orwell's Animal Farm and its relevance to the definition of marriage. The whole point of Animal Farm is a condemnation of arbitrary redefinitions by the state of fundamental norms in order to serve vested interests. This is exactly what Ms Featherstone is guilty of in her proposed rewriting of the centuries-old understanding of marriage in order to serve the vested interests of the homosexual rights lobby.
Just as in Stalin's Russia (the regime Orwell was condeming) people were punished who didn't obey the state's latest ideological diktats, so too is Mrs Featherstone's Britain moving towards punishing people who won't accept the homosexual rights agenda.
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