No, ladies and germs, this isn’t an episode of BBC1’s Ripper Street, though the threadbare palm and designer-imposter gable conservatory do bring to mind the shit-stained streets of 19th century Whitechapel.
In fact, it’s Peter and Hazelmary (a name, apparently, not just a dress size) Bull who, for way past too long, have been spending other Christians’ money – money that could’ve gone on heating old people’s homes or looking for Maddie McCann inside of a bucket of KFC Popcorn Chicken – fighting for their God-given right to discriminate against homosexuals. That’s you and us, in gaymen’s terms.
But the Supreme Court, the most Diana Ross of all of Her Majesty’s courts, has told Peter and Hazel ‘Scary’ Mary that they can go fuck themselves. That’s also in gaymen’s terms.
‘Sexual orientation is a core component of a person’s identity which requires fulfilment through relationships with others of the same orientation,’ said Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court.
‘[Homosexuals] were long denied the possibility of fulfilling themselves through relationships with others. This was an affront to their dignity as human beings which our law has now (some would say belatedly) recognised.
‘Homosexuals can enjoy the same freedom and the same relationships as any others. But we should not under-estimate the continuing legacy of those centuries of discrimination, persecution even, which is still going on in many parts of the world.
‘It is no doubt for that reason that Strasbourg requires “very weighty reasons” to justify discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.
‘It is for that reason that we should be slow to accept that prohibiting hotel-keepers from discriminating against homosexuals is a disproportionate limitation on their right to manifest their religion.’
And so bum all of us, etc.
Christian cunts goin' darrrrrrn... ,