As we mentioned last year, the controversial judge whose conservative views on marriage got him into hot water with the Judicial Complaints Investigations Office (and the public at large), has now officially retired. 

Paul Coleridge made the decision to step down as a judge after he was unable to garner support for his think tank The Marriage Foundation, amongst fellow lawyers and judges. Paul is now set to focus all his energies on the Foundation, which does not support gay marriage, so it will be interesting to see what happens next.

For our part, we can’t wait. Unless Paul gets a very clever PR firm to produce enough spin on the think tank to confuse and befuddle the nation, we can, we think, all look forward to a good laugh.

This is the twenty-first century. Marriage is no longer about dogma, it’s about love.