Re: Gay Marriage
Coming in a little late on this, but I'm actually more interested in how it will affect trans people.
At the moment, in order to get a Gender Recognition Certificate and be fully recognised as the opposite sex by law, you can't be married. This means you need to get an annulment if you are in a marriage or civil partnership, as your union won't be valid once you've got your GRC. You can then have the ceremony with your partner that reflects your current status.
If handled right, perhaps married trans folk won't have to worry about that extra step.
So Pyan's friend who said it is counter-productive to acceptance within the LGBT community may be right, but acceptance aside, it has the potential to make the T portion's lives easier.