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Gay son of immigrant poised to become Irish premier

June 02, 2017

Leo Varadkar, the openly homosexual son of an immigrant from India, is poised to become the next Taoiseach, or prime minister, of Ireland, after winning selection as the leader of the Fine Gael party.

With Enda Kenny stepping down as the government leader, the Fine Gael candidate is expected to win parliamentary approval later this month. “If my election as leader of Fine Gael today has shown anything,” Varadkar said, “it is that prejudice has no hold on this republic.”


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Jun. 03, 2017 10:59 AM ET USA

    So why is the appellation "homosexual" hurtful? I guess I'm not up on the latest politically correct language.

  • Posted by: feedback - Jun. 03, 2017 9:14 AM ET USA

    European countries keep electing politicians who have no families with their own children. That is why their political decisions (e.g. inviting mass Muslim immigration) do not prioritize the welfare of future generations.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jun. 02, 2017 7:45 PM ET USA

    When I read Catholic Culture referring to another human as "gay" and not "homosexual",I will know they are kind and have ceased the hurtful language.