Gay activist gets in the ring with DUP…

A spokesman for a gay rights group has said it is “entirely justifiable” that members of the DUP are ‘outed’ in the wake of the row over Iris Robinson’s controverisal comments. David Allison said: “We have always supported the protection of people’s privacy who lead a double life, where they are gay but maybe still have a family. However in circumstances where you are a member of a political party which openly espouses homophobia than we think it is entirely justifiable that members of that party be outed.” I can think of at least one DUP Assembly member who is gay; I think he’s entitled to his privacy, so I won’t name him – but if members of his party continue to make dangerous and derogatory remarks about homosexuality, it’s probably only a matter of time before it all comes out. I suppose the fear is that this happens like Sinn Fein and ‘informers’ – names are wrongly bandied about, muddying the waters and causing unnecessary distress. But maybe that is Allison’s aim. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” eh, Iris?

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