A very gay Scotland

The Guardian reports:

The leader of ’s Labour party, Kezia Dugdale, has become the fifth key political figure and the fourth party leader in Scottish politics to come out as gay. Giving an interview to a magazine, Dugdale said she had a female partner.

Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservative party; Patrick Harvie, the leader of the Scottish Green party; and David Coburn, the leader of Ukip Scotland, have also come out as gay or bisexual, along with Scotland’s only Conservative MP, David Mundell, the secretary of state for Scotland.

This means Nicola Sturgeon is the only senior politician in Scotland who isn’t gay – obviously there needs to be a quota for heterosexuals!

Most people don’t care about the sexual orientation of their politicians. We should judge politicians on their choices, not on who they are.

But statistically it is rare to have so many gay senior politicians. If one accepts only 6% of the population is gay, then the chances of the leaders of the Tories, Labour, UKIP and Greens all being gay is very very small.

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