From Pink News:
The on ly openly lesbian woman in (the British) parlaiment, Angela Eagle, is to go head-to-head in a debate with controversial Daily Mail journalist Melanie Philips at Village Drinks next month. Philips, known for her strong views on gay marriage and adoption, was to speak at a Village Drinks gay networking event on the current politcal climate.
In the past, Philips has criticised gay adoption and accsed gay rights activists of intolerance towards Christians…..she arued that the gay rights agenda undermines marriage and has clled homosexuality a “lifestyle choice’. Phillips says she is not homoshpobic and beleives that sexual orientation is a private issue that should not be shown in the public sphere.
Of all the silly points of Philips that demand a response, the most fascinating is that “sexual orientation is a private issue that should not be in the public sphere.” Does she really mean that she will from nowon plead with her editors to refrain from publishing all those lucrative wedding pictures, marriage and engagement classified announcements, and bridal advertising features in their paper, because they bring the private matter of heterosexual orientation right into the public gaze of a famiy paper, flaunting their sexual preference for all the world to see ?
No, I didn’t think so either.