Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Gay Marriage: On Homophobia And Hypocrisy

Maria Miller, the Minister for Equalities, has rejected a claim made by the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats that same-sex marriage is being “fast tracked” through Parliament without the proper consultations.
Mr Hughes said to Mrs Miller: “Neither of us [Conservatives or Liberal Democrats] had it in our manifestos and it wasn’t in the Coalition agreement. There has not been a white paper, there has not been a green paper, there has not been a draft bill and I did not sense that this was something with some sort of deadline that it had to be enacted in double quick time.
“Can you explain to us why this bill [Marriage (Same Sex Couples)] was not envisioned in the Coalition agreement, why it has had a fast tracked treatment when it is probably in the eyes of many the most controversial bill in this Parliament?”
Mrs Miller replied: “One factual error in what you said is that there was a very clear statement by the Conservative Party around looking at same-sex marriage in our Contract for Equalities that was issued at the general election. It was in a very extensive manifesto commitment document around equalities and it highlighted commitment to equality in this area.”

Pink News.

It wasn't in the Conservative Party manifesto - and that's a fact.
It is being rushed through - fact.
Odd that Maria Miller is now out about supporting something she didn't when it mattered.
And the dullard doesn't even support civil partnerships for straight people.
Is this all Pink News can get agitated about?
What a load of wank. 

PS Stonewall too were slow in supporting equal marriage, oddly, though they're now tweeting about this crap.


  1. Maria Miller and Simon Hughes have both switched sides. Simon Hughes is returning to his homophobic roots back in 1983

    1. Good point.
      I have more sympathy for a gay man who was in the closet back in the day than a straight bigot, though.