I’ve just received an email from the Peter Tatchell Foundation – “Tories rally against gay marriage today“. It asks if they’re still the ‘nasty’ party?… and my personal answer is a definite yes. What do you think?
“Nearly a thousand Conservatives will attend a rally against same-sex marriage at lunchtime today in Birmingham. It coincides with the Tory party conference and news that 7 out of 10 local Conservative constituency party chairmen want David Cameron to drop plans to extend marriage to same-sex couples.
“Rally speakers include Lord Carey and Anne Widdecombe, with the backing of David Davis MP.
“Many of these people opposed the gay law reforms of the last decade and now they want to block marriage equality too. They’re intolerant and out of touch,” said Peter Tatchell, coordinator of the Equal Love campaign and Director of the human rights organisation, The Peter Tatchell Foundation.
“Staging a rally in support of anti-gay discrimination reawakens fears that the Conservatives are still the nasty party. It’s a PR disaster that undermines David Cameron’s efforts to rebrand the Tories as modern, inclusive and compassionate.