3:56 pm - November 19th 2007
The issue became more toxic still with the arrival of a movement that demanded for gay people the same rights to family life as heterosexuals – cohabitation benefits, gay adoption, the promotion of gay sexuality in schools. Anyone who objected was crucified as homophobic, creating a climate of rampant intimidation and cultural bullying which has successfully stifled debate and dragooned politicians into line.
All the traditional right-wing hobby horses are here: first, the aversion to equality; then playing the victim card (how dare they call me homophobic/racist?), blaming political correctness and accusing others of stifling the debate (while writing it in a national newspaper)! Sound familiar? And don’t forget, this has little correlation with reality.
Sunny Hundal is editor of LC. Also: on Twitter, at Pickled Politics and Guardian CIF.
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