Ruth Davidson makes her way to a polling station in Edinburgh with partner Jen Wilson [Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire].

Ruth Davidson makes her way to a polling station in Edinburgh with partner Jen Wilson [Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire].

It is entirely correct that a person should receive more criticism – although not necessarily abuse – for their political beliefs than their sexual orientation.

The interesting aspect of this is that it seems the Conservative Party is leading the way in a progressive direction.

What a refreshing change.

“I get more abuse for being a Tory in Scotland than I do for being a gay woman,” says Annie Wells, one of a batch of new MSPs voted in at the election this month that has made the country’s parliament the most proportionally gay-friendly in the world.

Her step up to a seat in Holyrood has brought the total number of openly gay, lesbian and bisexual politicians to ten, seven per cent of all MSPs. In Westminster, 35 of the 650 MPs – just over five per cent.

Source: How Scotland Became The World Leader On Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual Representation

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