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Posted By: akenaton
31-Dec-12 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Steven....you say that there is no evidence of a "groundswell" of opinion against homosexual "marriage", but the latest and largest question on the issue was posed by the Scottish govt only a few months ago in their consultation document.

The result was 32% for HM.....and 67% against.

Mr Salmond being the wily politician that he is, ignored the voice of the Scottish people and announced that he would go ahead with the legislation.
Why would any politician go against the clearly stated views of his electorate?
Because Mr Salmond undestands only to clearly the power of the media, which would adopt the same tactics as the majority of posters on this thread......to reduce what is clearly a complicated issue to the simplistic ethereal myth of "equality" and attempt to browbeat all opposition with the tag of "homophobia".....another meaningless term in this context.