Illustration for article titled Future Gay Prime Minister A-Okay, Say British Major Party Leaders

What do Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Leader Ed Miliband actually have in common? They all think that Britain is ready for a gay or lesbian prime minister... And probably one that is bisexual and/or transgender, too!


The three leaders were responding to questions from readers of the UK based LGBT magazine Gay Times. And despite the fact that they disagree on... well... nearly everything else, Britain's three top politicians were all able to agree that sexual orientation really shouldn't be a factor in the selection of the head of government.

Current holder of the PM job, Cameron said:

It's a person's character that matters...I am proud to be PM of the country judged to be the best place to live in Europe if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans – and the government I lead is doing everything possible to fight prejudice where it remains.


Deputy PM Clegg seemed to agree with his current boss:

I'm confident that the British people would judge him or her on their ability to lead and be a good prime minister and not on who they choose to share their life with.

Labour and opposition leader Miliband offered a more historical perspective:

If you think about the way the world has changed in the last 20 years since I was at college we've seen the repeal of Section 28, we've seen civil partnerships, the lowering of the age of consent, equal marriage and that has been driven by change in social attitudes and that is why I think absolutely it's foreseeable to have a gay Prime Minister.


Your move, former British colony America!

Image via AP.


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