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The time to protest about the dilution of the meaning of "marriage" was around when Henry VIII divorced and remarried. That is all.

Date: 2012-03-10 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakon76.livejournal.com
Yes. This. Exactly.

Date: 2012-03-10 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ilanin.livejournal.com
Would now be the time to protest about nonsensical interpretations of history? Because if you seriously think nobody divorced and remarried before Henry VIII then I really don't know what to say to you. Offhand, Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII of France; Pope Eugenius III pronounced that the marriage should not be dissolved under any pretext, and then later annulled it due to cosanguinity - subsequent to which, she married the man who was to become Henry II of England, to whom she was more closely related than Louis.

Additionally, the suggestion that nobody protested at the time is amusingly silly; Anne Boleyn was never popular, and her daughter (Elizabeth I) spent a large proportion of her reign dealing with various schemes to replace her with a ruler legitimately (ie, the result of a valid marriage) descended from the Tudor kings.

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