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No place to get Married

19 May 2014, 18:30
 For a couple of years now i have heard stories that people are been refused the right to get married @the department of home affairs in Port Elizabeth. I recently spoke to a couple i know who went there to get married married and then got turned away,  All this couple wanted was to get married , i mean it"has   been legal in South Africa since the Civil Union Act came into force on 30 November 2006.

The decision of theConstitutional Court in the case of Minister of Home Affairs v Fourie on 1 December 2005 extended the common-law definition of marriage to include same-sex spouses—as the Constitution of South Africa guarantees equal protection before the law to all citizens regardless of sexual orientation—and gave Parliament one year to rectify the inequality in the marriage statutes.

On 14 November 2006, the National Assembly passed a law allowing same-sex couples to legally marry 230 to 41, which was subsequently approved by the National Council of Provinces on 28 November in a 36 to 11 vote, and the law came into effect two days later".   So this is law The Majority and some made this the law, and yet ........

You know i would have understood if it was the NG Kerk Or Some happy clapping Bigoted organization to deny my friends right , it is strange to me that they" that State" would allow itself to brake the law
It is also strange that the people in home affairs say that it is a personal moral reason why they wont do the ceremony, Why then employ such a person  to do half a job?  

One would think that they would the offer the people alternative avenues but they don't. 
My friend did eventually find somebody to marry him and his husband , but he was definitely let down here he was denied a service that would have been aloud by strait couples  , His dignity was tarnished and he was discriminated again on basis of his sexual orientation.

Now If you leave God Out of it who did it hurt for them to get married adopt 4 children and live a happy life

Did it turn other people Gay ? nope  

I Fact it made them more stable solid and successful, the children they adopted were adopted because they really wanted children, and let me tell you these guys love them like no parent i have ever seen.
Does the fact that  adopted 4 kids hurt anyone?

I don't think so ! 

So why then deny my friends? 
 
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