The Independent needs to realise that whilst any community welcomes the free and open debate that this article brings, it is difficult to see that a bias has not been shown by the choice of the photograph chosen to represent the LGBT community.
The Independent needs to realise that the LGBT community is a kaleidoscope of people and as such, it knows that finding a representative picture of the community is not always easy, however, why was it that the only photograph which was chosen to represent the LGBT community was directed to two gay men’s genitals (obviously with the clasping hands in front)?
Politics Not At Work
A continuing discussion has to be happening with both Stormont and Westminster and that is obvious; but the fact that the Conservative government can only continue to hang on with the support of the Unionist votes who have made it plain that marriage equality is not acceptable on ‘their watch’ only further highlights the limited political attitude in Northern Ireland. Politics in Northern Ireland is a sham and the politicians in Stormont cannot be said to be truly representing the population when they are not in Stormont carrying on business.
The Independent Needs to Review
However, in going back to the article I would suggest that the Independent is more selective in its photograph choice for future articles.
Northern Ireland’s largest church votes to deny same-sex couples full membership
Same-sex couples have been denied full access to Northern Ireland’s largest Protestant church. As a result of a new policy formally adopted by the Presbyterian Church at its annual meeting in Belfast, they will no longer be able to have their children baptised.