UK: A Few More Marriage Equality Updates

Written by scott on May 22nd, 2013

UK Prime Minister David CameronAfter yesterday’sPassage of the marriage equality bill in United Kingdom, we have a few more updates for you.

First off, UK Prime Minister David Cameron appears to have spent quite a lot of political capital to get the bill passed. Queerty reports:

“It’s a perfect political storm. It couldn’t have come at a worse time for Cameron,” Iain Dale, a prominent gay radio presenter and conservative blogger, told Reuters. Cameron is attempting to moderate his party’s intolerant image, but as the marriage equality vote shows, a lot of his party is perfectly happy to be intolerant. The party’s right wingers are furious at reports that one of Cameron’s aides described them as “mad, swivel-eyed loons,” which proves once again that no one beats the British at political invective.

Meanwhile the UKIP, a right-wing political party that is part of the reason conservatives are so freaked out about marriage equality support, made their own news today on gays and marriage equality. Pink News reports:

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says he will not expel UKIP members for voicing “old-fashioned” views about homosexuality, including those who describe it as “disgusting”.

Mr Farage told BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show: “That is an old-fashioned view that you would hear in private bridge clubs and golf clubs and probably British Legion clubs up and down the length and breadth of the country. “If you are suggesting that we should become so politically correct that we should kick out anyone who holds a slightly old-fashioned view, frankly that would be the death of debate in politics in Britain.”

So the UKIP is perfectly happy being the party of anti-gay bigotry.

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