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British PM Gordon Brown, via ThinkProgress: “This Proposition 8, this attempt to undo the good that has been done. This attempt to create divorces among 18,000 people who were perfectly legally brought together in partnerships, this is unacceptable and shows me why we always have to be vigilant, why we have always got to fight homophobic behaviour and any form of discrimination.”

ThinkProg adds that the UK has same-sex civil partnerships. So I’m afraid I don’t get Brown’s point. Doesn’t Prop 8 make California law equivalent to UK law? Same-sex civil unions yes, marriage no. Is Brown campaigning to change British law?

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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