Sandi Toksvig – a bright and highly entertaining British comedian and presenter – has this to say about the upcoming civil partnerships bill:
About three years ago I asked a member of the Labour NEC why the government, with its huge majority, was taking so long to get rid of the iniquitous section 28. The white, middle-aged, middle-class man said: “You have to understand Sandi, we’re all middle-aged, white, middle-class men and actually we don’t give a damn about gay rights.”
If the government had truly cared, the legislation would have started in the Commons and the Parliament Act could have been used to push the law through. Sadly it is a way of doing business which is reserved for foxes and not human beings.
Thanks to thegayvote.co.uk for that one. I find the world extremely depressing sometimes. Extremely. Extraordinarily.