On the Daily Referendum is the story of how the Cameroid is desperately seeking what he considers the 'pink vote'. He still has no interest in my smoke vote but then he might get fifty-sixth hand smoke if I put my X next to his candidate.
Right. What do I think of the Cameroid's latest vote-grabbing exercise? His idea is that anyone convicted of a homosexual-based offence should be pardoned.
On the whole, I agree. if the activity was consentual (note the spelling, MSM) then no real crime was committed. If two guys or two girls want to get it on, that harms nobody and it's nobody's business. I believe even Stewart, who has deep moral objections to such things, would not want to see these people jailed or villified for life or in any way attacked for their actions. He is not the Westboro Baptist Church.
But. And it's a big but.
However, the change in the law was not retrospective,
Retrospective lawmaking is a dangerous game to play. Labour have played with it to enormous extent and now, we cannot be sure that what is legal today will still be legal today if it is made illegal tomorrow. In effect, retrospective lawmaking means we have no law. It can change tomorrow and it applies today. If murder is made legal fifteen years from now, then all murderers currently in jail will get compensation. It probably won't happen but once you get into retrospective lawmaking, it becomes possible.
It should not be.
The problem here is not the past law. It is the current CRB system. A system under which I could be passed for working with children even though I despise them and have recipes, but a gay man could not be if he has a previous conviction, but would intend them no harm. Gay is not paedophile, nor is it 'seal the buggers in the wall and let them rot'. I am far more dangerous to the children than any gay man. I'd teach them to look after themselves and our government would really hate that.
So, Cameroid, fix the CRB system. Or junk it because it doesn't work anyway.
There is no need for special treatment for gay people. Leave them alone, they are doing fine without your constant hectoring. Drawing attention to them just makes them targets. I have no idea how many smoky-drinkers are gay and that is as it should be. It is not my business. Neither, Cameroid, is it yours. Leave. Us. All. Alone.
Cameroid, you have to dispense with retrospective lawmaking. You must stop it on day one.
Otherwise, why have laws at all?