Holy crap! I was totally wrong about the UK-recognizing-gay-unions thing yesterday. Apparently as of September, lesbians and gay men living in London will be able to register their relationships. It doesn’t confer the legal status of “married”, but “it is hoped that it will be accepted as evidence in any dispute or civil action over tenancy, pension or immigration rights.” It’s a step, kids. (I wonder how this affects that hunger strike?)