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David Cameron’s speech to the Downing Street LGBT community reception

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  1. Was this a genuine speech supporting equality, or an advert for the Conservative party? And was it necessary for him to assert his sexuality? Would he have done that in any other speech?

  2. GO DAVE!!

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Jul 2012, 2:07pm

    Fantastic! Thank you PM Cameron, you’ve earned my respect.

    1. Don Harrison 25 Jul 2012, 5:33pm

      He has my respect too, but does not have my vote

  4. Credit where credit’s due, at least he hasn’t backtracked on this one.

    1. Don Harrison 25 Jul 2012, 5:34pm

      Yet

  5. While talking about “gay marriage” misses out the bi and trans and intersex people whose situations much more starkly illustrate the problems of the current marriage / civil partnership setup, for a man who was elected as an MP just seven years ago with campaign literature condemning the repeal of Section 28, this is serious progress. Thank heavens for Clegg and Featherstone steering him in the right direction!

  6. Benjamin Cohen 25 Jul 2012, 3:51pm

    I think by gay marriage, David Cameron means equal marriage. It’s just a language thing. This is very much his policy, not just a Lib Dem thing.

    1. Don Harrison 25 Jul 2012, 5:51pm

      Ben Equal Marriage started it way through Parliament after a proposal at the Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2010. Those who spoke fror the prosal included Adrian Trett, Stephen Gilbert, Dr Evan Harris, and Llynne Featherstone.
      Cameron joined after the conference. Yes it has been dubbed Gay Marriage partly by those who are out to stop it.
      Don LGBT+ Lib Dems

      1. OK so he’s joined the bandwagon. But saying what he’s now saying as PM is surely achieving more than what poor old Clegg has said or can say, isn’t it?

        1. Don Harrison 25 Jul 2012, 10:53pm

          If you say so. Watch him back track if things get hot,

    2. But it’s not just marriage for gay people. Trans people will be hugely affected by this. And what about those who are bisexual but happen to be in a same sex relationship. I am not gay. I am trans and bisexual and find that calling equal marriage “gay marriage” serves to erase those of us who will be affected but who aren’t gay. The bigots call it gay marriage as a way to dismiss us. Sometimes language is important.

  7. Pavlos Prince of Greece 25 Jul 2012, 4:00pm

    Exist some moments, when political leader is higher than his party. Yes, its one of them.

  8. Peter Piper 25 Jul 2012, 5:30pm

    As someone whofeels locked out of church groups this is a breath of spring. A great opening -well done David if only some church leaders will listen they would be better pastors of their flocks

  9. Don Harrison 25 Jul 2012, 5:53pm

    Equal Marriage started it way through Parliament after a proposal at the Lib Dem Autumn Conference 2010. Those who spoke fror the prosal included Adrian Trett, Stephen Gilbert, Dr Evan Harris, and Llynne Featherstone.
    Cameron joined after the conference. Yes it has been dubbed Gay Marriage partly by those who are out to stop it.
    Don LGBT+ Lib Dems

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