May 3, 2011
Tory group deny ban on pre-watershed homosexuality
A Conservative LGBT campaign group has reacted angrily to suggestions that Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to ban same-sex kisses before the 9pm TV watershed.
A review launched with Cameron’s backing rules is currently considering a revision to the TV watershed rules.
An anonymous source “close to the inquiry” told the Daily Mail that images such as same-sex kisses were likely to be considered ‘indecent’.
Actress Brooke Vincent, who plays teenage lesbian Sophie Webster in Coronation Street, criticised Cameron on Twitter: “I just think if same sex kisses are what David Cameron is prioritising & concentrating on changing, our country is in trouble.”
“I swear David Cameron’s meant to be supporting equal rights,” she added. “So if a gay kiss is different to a straight kiss, surely that isn’t equal!”
LGBTory, the Conservative-affiliated LGBT group, has reacted angrily to Brooke’s comments.
“I am extremely disappointed with Brooke’s apparent lack of thought in commenting on this article,” said LGBTory Chair, Matthew Sephton.
“Furthermore, I am concerned at the attitude of other sections of the media, who, when reporting, have also grossly misrepresented and sensationalised the story, just like the Mail did to begin with.
“The Department for Education, which is overseeing the review, was very clear when they said they will wait until the review is published before expressing any views at all.
“For the Mail to jump from that to ‘the PM supports its recommendations’ is complete nonsense and for Brooke to jump on the Mail bandwagon is surprising to say the least. For her of all people to take part in rumour and speculation where no foundation of a story exists is very sad indeed.”
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