Throughout the process of debating the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, David Burrowes MP has repeatedly explained that his opposition isn’t due to homophobia or bigotry or hatred but simple disagreement with redefining marriage.
We are supposed to believe that Burrowes is really a friend of gay and lesbian people. Because, you know, on paper, Conservative Christian Fellowship types are well-known for their friendly relations with the gay community, right?
Anyway, I just checked and Burrowes is full of shit when he claims he’s supportive of gay people.
In 2008, he supported amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that attempted to deny IVF treatment to lesbian couples.
In 2007, he voted against the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations which forbids discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the provision of goods and services.
When Burrowes claims he’s just against marriage for same-sex partners, that’s bullshit: his voting record makes it clear that he’s against access to in-vitro services for lesbians and he’s against laws forbidding discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Which is what I expect from a bigoted arsehole like Burrowes. Except I’m sure that by calling him a bigoted arsehole, I’ve hurt his widdle feelings.