Friday, March 30, 2012

In Britain, conservatives now push for gay marriage

Anthony Faiola has a front page story in the Friday March 30, 2012 Washington Post, “British conservatives lead charge for gay marriage”, link here

David Cameron made the ironic statement, echoing Andrew Sullivan, “I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.”

Britain has recognized civil unions since 2004.

Back in the 1980s, however, Margaret Thatcher’s (“The Iron Lady”)  government had pushed a measure banning the teaching of homosexuality in public schools after a famous booklet about a family with “two dads” had circulated. 

Today, British conservatives see some of the views of the American religious right as extremist.

It seems as though Cameron would get along with Log Cabin Republicans in this country very well. 

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