A good friend of mine, Riayn, posted a blog entry earlier today that left me flabbergasted. An elderly gay couple in the US who had gone to extraordinary lengths to set up the best legal support of each other they could were totally used, abused, and destroyed by the local council. They had it all, they had it all stolen from them, all because of bigotry and homophobia. Treated worse than they would have been were they just single, separate people.
This kind of thing is atrocious and everyone involved deserves to have the book thrown at them. It is a horrendous abuse of human rights, and EXACTLY the reason why we NEED equal rights for gay people when it comes to marriage. Continue reading