I just can’t feel comfortable with these proposals – let alone summon the will to go out and try to convince voters of them.
At the end of the day, being gay in 2020 is ok. We are no longer prime victims of oppression, and we should reject four weeks of self-indulgence and narcissism.
Rather than going over the heads of the Unionist parties, the Government needs to find a way to address their concerns.
And he asks: why did the Women and Equalities Select Committee choose an adviser open to the charge of being parti pris?
In the second instalment of our mini-series on families and tax, the author says that trading off the two would give parents, straight or gay, greater choice and control.
We need to tackle homophobia where it persists in the community – starting with the use of the word ‘gay’ as an insult.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
It knows that it can continue the policy of staying out of the institutions in Belfast and London without damaging its long-term strategy. Unionists need them to work.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.