Queerty is better as a member
Oh no he di’n't!!
It’s unfair to compare the Conservative and Unionist Party, to give its full name, to the G.O.P. It has changed a lot in recent years. It’s next to impossible to get even a small number of Republican politicians to do anything for equality for gays. Many British Conservative M.P.s voted for the civil partnership bill which passed in the U.K. in a free vote. There was, however, a lot of Conservative M.P.s who voted against it. The party isn’t as gay friendly as the Labour party or the Liberal Democrats but it is nowhere near as socially conservative as the G.O.P. Note: David Cameron didn’t mention gays in the speech mentioned above. According to what was given to journalists he was going to but he didn’t. He didn’t have a teleprompter so maybe he forgot.
Well, actions speak louder than words and the Tories have a very long way to go to convince some Britons to vote for them….and that includes David Cameron.
Oh fuck, I panic and get cold sweats at the thought of the fucking tories winning.
It won’t be as bad as under Thatcher but it will mean gay issues will be securely pushed onto the back burner and, highly probably, social equality will be reversed.
I think that the main reason not to vote Tory is connected to LGBT equality. It is for a broader reason: social equality.
The Conservatives will adopt free-market policies, policies which have been shown to lead to extremes of inequality. Furthermore, the sorts of policies involved (e.g, deregulation of finance and of aspects of the econom) are widely thought to have been one factor in causing the recent economic crisis.
If you add to this that the Conservatives may try to scrap Britain’s adherence to the Human Rights Act, an act which secures many rights for LGBT people, you get a worrying picture.
If you then add to that the somewhat lukewarm attitude of many Tory MP’S to LGBT equality, and the dubious voting record, you get a party which is very difficult to support.
Gordon Brown may be terrible too, and Nick Clegg may be unelectable, but Gordon Brown is better, in the respects identified above, than Mr Cameron.
The Tory voting record is terrible regarding LGBT issues. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have given 97% and 96% support, compared to the Tories 27%
God help us. The tories are coming!
Seriously, I’m fucking worried.
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