Jeanette Winterson jumps the gun

Andy McSmith
susie orbach1 300x225 Jeanette Winterson jumps the gun

Susie Orbach (Getty Images)

Despite what some people think, gays cannot yet legally marry in the UK. The Commons has voted to recognise gay marriage but there are still some procedural steps to be completed, included a vote in the House of Lords before the measure reaches the statute books. This has not held back Jeanette Winterson, combative author of the novel Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, and partner of Susie Orbach, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue.

She used Twitter to declare: “VALENTINE’S DAY. Sun shining. Susie Orbach will you marry me? x (well, marriage is a public declaration isn’t it?)”

  • Kate Dale

    Are the “gays” to whom you refer related to “the Jews” we hear so much about? They sounds similarly uppity. How reassuring that we have people such as yourself and David Ward MP, to put them in their place.

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