17 Dec British Prime Minister Promises to Push Same-Sex Civil Unions Across EU
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced in an interview with homosexual magazine Attitude Wednesday that he will push for same-sex civil unions to be recognized in all EU countries, particularly in Eastern Europe.
“I’m fighting to get all the countries in Europe to recognize civil partnerships carried out in Britain,” he said.
“We want countries where that hasn’t been the case – especially in eastern Europe – to recognize them.”
EU countries France, Germany and Austria, come January 1, already have civil partnership laws, while same-sex marriage is legal in Belgium, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands. Brown’s task may be more difficult in eastern European countries; they still defend traditional views of marriage and the family and have been largely resistant to advancements of the LGBT agenda.
“Of course it will be tough,” Brown said, “and will take many years, but that has never ever been a good reason not to fight.”
This just means that those who understand the importance of traditional families and marriage will have to work even harder to protect marriage.