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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

Cameron can't piggyback LGBT success stories

Never one to miss a publicity stunt for electoral purposes, the Prime Minister has offered his support to this year's Mardi Gras saying that nobody should face prejudice for their sexuality.

Dave likes to tell people that he modernised his own party and strived for marriage equality, although the issue is divisive among Tory acolytes.

He attempted to paint the victory of this legislation and its historic consequences as a political one, pretending that the original LGBT rights movement hadn't even existed.

In reality, the gay rights campaign was moved to protest against the Tories as Section 28 employed pseudo-scientific propaganda to suppress expression.

It was only repealed in 2003 despite the vocal opposition of Conservatives, including David Cameron.

I don't need elitist multimillionaires to confirm my rights, and his "support" of gay rights celebrations actually makes my skin crawl.

Why should we fall into the old trap of believing Conservatives are on our side when every Welsh Tory MP voted against gay marriage?

What sense is there in believing that he has taken our side despite campaigning in Parliament to ban same-sex adoption?

How did Cameron's attitude transform so radically from opposing the right to IVF treatment for lesbian couples back in 2008?

He should be condemned for piggybacking on the successes of gay rights champions, not applauded over empty words that hold no merit for an increasingly wary gay community.

Daniel Pitt

Mountain Ash

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