Monday, June 27, 2011


ALAN. . . THANK you.  This is a great sharing.  Good for you two. . and good for Somerset. . . Surprises like yours from the town-folk are always heart-felt.  A sweet tale.  ;-)

Monday, June 27, 2011 5:52 AM

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I am I suppose to old in the tooth to put marriage and gay together. I like civil partnership. It answers all I had hopped for and gives me all the legal coverage I want. C and I have now lived together since 1993 and until 2005 no one bothered. However something changes when you do become official, it’s a security I think I am not sure. C is 16+ years older than I am and now at 85 is begging to feel his age so the thought that we are a pair has given him some comfort. What was so surprising is that C and I were the very first to contract a Civil Partnership in Somerset and were amongst the first in the UK. We did it at 11am on the 21st of December 2005. As I was Chairman of the County Council (your Lt. Governor) at the time it made all the local paper headlines and TV. C was a bit shocked at the number of people who came and said well done. So it was alls well that ends well. Loll Alan


Gary Kelly said...

Interesting thought Alan made about his partner deriving some comfort and security in his old age from being part of a pair. Independence is fine but I suppose it's a luxury we can't always afford as we get older.

I'll let you know one of these days... but not yet.

JustinO'Shea said...

Gary. . . . .GO! Go! GO!!!! GO!!! . . . . . .GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ;-))