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“European Union citizens would prefer to elect a gay leader than have one they consider too old, a study released in Brussels has revealed. According to the Eurobarometer study of 27,000 EU citizens across the bloc, just 17 per cent of Europeans would be totally comfortable with someone over the age of 75 in their country’s highest elected post. That is less than half than the 36 per cent who would be at ease with a homosexual leader…” [The Age]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jul 1, 2008
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  • 5 Comments
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Of course, that’s also including the people who’ll say what they think sounds more PC, regardless of how they’d actually vote.

      Jul 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      No, I’m pretty sure people don’t lie when it comes to anonymous polls, Fredo777.

      It’s nice to see Europe is not the homophobic mess certain (most) parts of the US is. Still, 38% is far too low. I’m pretty sure it would be higher if the votes of eastern Europeans were not included.

      Jul 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathon
      Jonathon

      I think that when it came to it, a lot of European Union citizens would be fine with a gay leader. As CitizenGeek said, I’ll bet the Eastern states were included… unfortunately.

      Jul 2, 2008 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puddy Katz
      Puddy Katz

      What, you can’t have it both ways? Can’t you elect someone over 75 who is also gay?

      Jul 2, 2008 at 3:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Looking more closely at the results of those polls, it seems like us gays are Europe’s favourite minority! People would rather have one of us in charge than someone of a different race, religion or someone that’s too old. Yay!?

      Jul 2, 2008 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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