Britain ‘leads Europe on gay rights’, claims David Cameron

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Aubrey Allegretti, Independent: David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar. The Prime Minister said Pride Brighton and Hove, which takes place this weekend, was a reminder of why Britain “continues to be recognised as number one in Europe on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGB&T) equality and rights”. He said it was a “momentous occasion” when the first legal marriages of gay...

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Why the state can’t make you happy

Jul 30, 2014 by

by Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: If the moral basis of liberalism can be summed up in a single sentence, then this from Jeremy Bentham surely does the job: “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.” Happiness, though, is a notoriously difficult thing to define let alone quantify, which is why progressive governments resort to financial proxies. From time to time, liberal thinkers wonder if a more direct approach can be taken – much to the...

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Why Cameron promoted anti-gay marriage MPs during reshuffle

Jul 27, 2014 by

by Jane Merrick, Independent: 43 per cent of those promoted by the Prime Minister voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last year. David Cameron promoted a string of MPs who voted against same-sex marriage in an apparent attempt to stem the mass desertion of Tory grassroots members over the issue, new research shows. Analysis of the Conservative associations accounts, published by the Electoral Commission, shows a revolt over gay marriage was one of the major reasons why local...

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UK Cabinet Reshuffle: Cameron culls gay marriage opponents, axes male ministers

Jul 15, 2014 by

by Andre Walker, Breitbart: British Prime Minister David Cameron has targeted opponents of his flagship ‘Same Sex Marriage’ legislation, as well as reducing the number of men in the British cabinet in tonight’s long-awaited UK Cabinet reshuffle. The move has seen older, middle class minsters dumped in an unprecedented cull, with the only two Secretaries of State who voted against gay marriage – Owen Paterson and David Jones – being sacked. Cameron is embarking on his final...

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Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of ‘mass exodus’ of members

Jul 12, 2014 by

By Rowena Mason, Guardian: Tory activists say disquiet over issues such as HS2 and same-sex marriage have led to membership falling by 10%. Local Conservative chiefs have issued a series of warnings to David Cameron about declining membership in some areas before next year’s election, with “lethargic and depressed” supporters, a continuing “mass exodus” over gay marriage, and the loss of 170 members in the prime minister’s own constituency. Tory sources...

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Gay, lesbian or straight, your love for one another is equal in the eyes of the law: UK PM David Cam...

Jun 28, 2014 by

From GayStar News: As London celebrates pride with a number of events across the city and a parade from Baker Street towards Trafalgar Square on Saturday, Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his well wishes in a column in which he reflected on the introduction of same-sex marriage in March this year. ‘Since last year’s event there has been one huge, historic change in Britain: the institution of marriage is now open to all. Whether you’re a man and a man, a woman and a woman...

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