The House of Lords has passed the Sexual Orientation Regulations which will come into effect in April in Scotland. I’ve already written a lot about the attitude of certain religious adoption agencies to these, and I will not repeat that now.
There has been such a focus on adoption, that a lot of the detail of these new regulations has gone undiscussed. For example, the days when two men or two women could be thrown out of a restaurant or pub for holding hands are about to come to an end. Certain social mores are changing, and about time too.
And if you have never known what it was like to risk being thrown out of a restaurant for holding hands with someone, pause, stop and think about it, just for a moment, before commenting.