Jeanette Winterson jumps the gun
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?)”
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