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British PM Stands by Gays, Speaks Out on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

At a reception yesterday at 10 Downing Street for LGBT supporters, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown spoke out about the repeal of the military gay ban in the United States.

Brown  Said Brown to those gathered: "You are the pride of our country and we thank you very much. We know this debate continues in America today. I would say to people who still favour ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, look at our experience in Britain."

He promised to never give up on gay rights: "Tonight we reaffirm our commitment, my commitment, the commitment of the Government to standing with you all until the full range of gay rights are achieved. When we started as a Government on this journey, people said the dreams that we had together were impossible.... as long as Harriet (Harman) and I and other ministers are able to work with you, I promise you that nobody ever need walk the road to equality alone."

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  1. "nobody ever need walk the road to equality alone" ...

    which is why his government is pushing through a bill allowing state-funded Catholic schools to teach about gay relationships in whatever way they deem appropriate. Hmm, I wonder what they'll say?

    Gordon Brown is the biggest tosser on the planet. He was condemning voters in California for approving Prop 8 not too long ago, even though his government provides the exact same level of protection for gay relationships that the state of California provides post-Prop 8.

    Posted by: DaveB | Feb 25, 2010 2:23:09 PM


  2. Brown has an interesting record as an MP when it comes to voting for gay-related bills (lots of 'present' votes), but I applaud his statement in this instance.

    Posted by: Chris | Feb 25, 2010 4:21:20 PM


  3. "even though his government provides the exact same level of protection for gay relationships that the state of California provides post-Prop 8"

    The state of California does not and could never offer the same protections as a national government.

    Posted by: BobN | Feb 25, 2010 4:29:25 PM


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