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View Diary: Luxembourg Will Have A Gay Prime Minister AND a Gay Vice- (or Deputy) Prime Minister (30 comments)

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  •  True... (0+ / 0-)

    Exactly.  Just because the man is gay doesn't mean he's infallible and a great leader.  He could be corrupt as hell and harbor a right wing economic agenda.  He may be for marriage equality, but he's also for economic inequality.  That's not progress.  

    •  Well, we'll see (1+ / 0-)
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      His party formed an alliance with two parties on the Left, with the result that his second in command is a Socialist. A good sign I would think.

      •  Honestly I don't have that much info (1+ / 0-)
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        regarding Luxembourg. However, the GDP is about $80,000 per capita and the country is considered the sixth best in the world in terms of income equality.

      •  Good sign, but.... (0+ / 0-)

        Looks like a good sign.  

        I just dislike when people assume that because a candidate is gay that they will automatically be an awesome president or PM.  I remember a Dutch politician a few years ago who was running for a seat in Parliament.  He was openly gay, and many on the left heaped praise on him.  It turned out he was a far right xenophobe who wanted to stop all immigration.  

        •  Here's the thing (0+ / 0-)

          Just because a candidate or an elected official is gay, that doesn't make him or her automatically awesome. However, for anyone who's gay and out to be elected to such a high level position is still very rare. If it becomes so routine that nobody cares whether he or she does a good job, and that nobody any longer ascribes their success or failure to his or her sexual orientation, we will truly have achieved equality.

          We have now had one African-American president. We'll know have made progress when we've had such a variety of races, ethnicities, genders and sexualities in the Oval Office that such things become a matter of complete indifference.

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