David Cameron is the man who wishes he was British Prime Minister Gordon Brown — but isn’t. Cameron is instead the lead of the opposition Conservative Party, who may or may not be in bed with homophobes. But one thing Cameron is? Very, very sorry he ever tried to block schools from talking to kids about homosexuality.
Back in the 1980s, a measure called Section 28 was passed; it stated the government “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” Yes, it was repealed in 2003, but at the time Cameron’s Conservative Party supported it. Now, speaking for the party, he’s apologized for it — at a gay pride event!
But it’s not like Cameron suddenly has an affinity for gay persons. He just has an affinity for their votes: Courting the queer constituency is among Cameron’s top priorities … ’cause he has to get his party elected and stuff.
One day, maybe America’s Republican party will realize that it, too, needs to court the gays, and will apologize for trying to infest the nation with discriminatory legislation. But first, RNC Chairman Michael Steele needs to learn how to identify with black people.