I've been having a twitter debate with a few on the plan to redefine marriage. One of the people I was exchanging tweet a with is someone I'd normally agree with on most things, but not on Cameron's plans tho redefine everyone's marriage.
The shear power of the lobby to redefine marriage and take the jobs, livelihoods and no doubt in time children of those who disagree is on display and is very chilling. It has also deepened the rift on the right that will surely take over a decade tho heal.
The plan to extend civil partnerships could kick this issue into the long grass, but the issue won't go away. Organisations have come into existence that will not now go away. The cultural wars have started in earnest in England. This issue could dominate in 2015.
I warned on this in comments on Conservative home a long time ago. I pointed out the insanity of the right kicking off such a civil war.
It looks too late now.