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Northern Ireland Alliance Party leader: ‘Straight majority shouldn’t decide what counts as anti-gay discrimination’

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  1. He seems to intelligent for politics.(in my opinion)

  2. Colin (London) 5 May 2013, 12:07pm

    Yes comes accross as a good man and his point is right. Minority rights need careful handling. We are not asking others to change really. All we want to to eat from the same table.. equality

    1. He IS a good man!!!

  3. Jock S. Trap 5 May 2013, 12:25pm

    Fancy that, an politician talking sense… wow!!

    He’s right too, it’s not for other to discriminate against us then tell us it’s not discrimination…. Norman Tebbit springs to mind plus too many others!

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 5 May 2013, 1:01pm

    He’s spot on. Telling a minority that something isn’t discrimination is very dangerous given the troubles in that part of the UK over the past four hundred years and using religion to justify it.

    Not so long ago, the Anglican cult strongly opposed giving women the vote and they weren’t happy when civil marriage was introduced in the 19th century which was the last time marriage was actually redefined, separating it from religion and allowing divorced people to marry, sometimes several times for those who committed serial adultery, an uniquely hetero phenomenon of course. Still is!

    Thank you, David Ford, the voice of reason in a sea of bigotry and ignorance.

  5. He IS a good man!

  6. Spanner1960 5 May 2013, 6:37pm

    What planet is this man on?

    Either everyone has the same, or it’s discriminatory. How simple would you like it to be?

    It’s not something that is open to debate or conjecture by poll.

    1. ”I think it’s not for majorities to tell minorities that feel discriminated against that they’re not being discriminated against” seems easy enough to understand to me.

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