Crazy Comments in the UK Parliament

House of LordsLast week marriage equality legislation was debated in the United Kingdom’s House of Lords leading to some interesting comments from politicians and peers who are opposed to the introduction of gay marriage.

Lord Hylton contributed his sadness at not being able to say he feels ‘gay’ anymore when he’s happy,

“I regret very much that the fine old English and French word ‘gay’ has, in my lifetime, been appropriated by a small but vocal minority of the population. The result is that it can no longer be used in its original and rather delightful meaning.”

Baroness Knight, who as a Minister in the 1980’s introduced the anti-gay Clause 28 into British Law, said that homosexuals are, “delightful, artistic and loving people.” Speaking later on radio she followed up her comments by saying, “We’ve all got friends who are homosexuals. They are often extremely, very, very good at artistic things, very good at things like antiques.”

Baroness Knight argued that antique loving homosexuals should not have marriage equality because you can’t always legislate for equality. To make her point the Baroness highlighted that ‘blind people will never be able to see.’

Lord David Craig argued that if marriage was allowed between two people of the same sex, it would only be a matter of time before four people would be asking for the right to marry each other.

Perhaps the best comment of the week came from Baron Tebbit, We’ll leave it to Russell Howard from Good News to introduce it.

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