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.”
- Varadkar outlines his priorities after winning Fine Gael election (RTE)
- Leo Varadkar poised to become Ireland's first gay premier (Independent)
- Meet the dashing doctor boyfriend supporting Leo Varadkar in his Fine Gael leadership bid (Independent)
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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.