I've just arrived home from my daughter's school play. They were fabulous, by the way. They've worked so hard on this for months. It had comedy & poignancy & excellent vocals. It was all about the home front in World War 2. Anna played a child being evacuated. There wasn't a dry eye when she said 'Mummy, I don't want to go.'
Well, I bet that's not what you expected to read when you clicked on that headline.
Anyway, my proud mummy moment is over. And that leads me to a proud Liberal Democrat moment. One line from the manifesto published today makes me very happy indeed.
No fuss. Just simply:
'The Freedom & Liberty Action Plan will:
extend legal marriage to gay couples and civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.'
As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Equalities & Human Rights Commission published a report which said that not far off two thirds of people would support the measure. I said that there was a bit of a dearth of policies which are cheap, easily implemented and popular at the moment & it would be daft to turn one down. I'm glad the party's come to the same conclusion.
You can read our whole manifesto in glorious technicolour right here.
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