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Mark Homophoban – The Most Homophobic
Minister in 15 Years
By johnnyv on October 31, 2012 | From

                                      Even after he wasn’t elected, Cameron
                                      promised to introduce same sex marriage in an
                                      effort to show the Tory Party’s commitment to
                                      equality. When William Hague was caught
                                      bunking up with his foxy younger male
                                      assistant Cameron brushed the matter aside,
                                      keen to show just how much the Tories had

                                      The promotion of Mark Hoban to Employment
                                      Minister shows that the mask has slipped and
                                      the nasty party are emerging from under their
                                      stones once more. Hoban joins Ministry of
                                      Defence goons, Andrew Robatham and Mark
                                      Francois, as three of the most homophobic
                                      politicians to serve in ministerial positions for
                                      over 15 years.

                                      The Public Whip website reveals that Hoban
                                      has voted against every piece of gay rights
                                      legislation since becoming an MP in 2001.
                                      Hoban voted against scrapping the notorious
                                      Clause 28 – the nasty little policy introduced
                                      under Thatcher which banned schools and
                                      local authorities from displaying ‘acceptability of
                                      homosexuality as a pretended family

                             Hoban voted against Civil Partnerships and is
opposed to gay and lesbian couples having equal adoption rights. Whilst his
boss, and devout Catholic Iain Duncan Smith has recently signalled his
support for gay marriage – presumably having decided that God got it wrong –
Mark Hoban has remained silent on the issue.

As recently as 2007, Mark Hoban voted against LGBT people being given
protection from discrimination under the Equalities Act. In the same year he
also voted against gay women being permitted fertility treatment.

Hoban, who has no children, has never spoken about his quiet contempt for
those in same sex relationships. But his voting record speaks for itself.
Hoban is opposed to equal rights for LGBT people, and believes that it should
be illegal to portray same sex relationships as acceptable.

Mark Homophoban is far from alone in the Tory Party, who never really
changed in their desire to drag the UK back into the Victorian era. But he is
the only Minister with a responsibility for millions of young, and often
vulnerable people on benefits. With Housing Benefits cuts expected for the
young – meaning people who face abuse at home will be unable to flee – it
seems young people can no longer except the welfare state to be a safe
refuge from homophobia and prejudice.

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