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February 2010

Is There a Place for Gay People in Conservatism and Conservative Politics?

Under the leadership of David Cameron, Britain’s Conservative Party jettisoned much of its former opposition to gay rights. Cameron supported civil unions for gays and appointed a number of openly gay men to his shadow cabinet. Nick Herbert explains the reasons for those changes and elaborates on the new Conservative social agenda. Will the United States follow the British example? This distinguished panel considered the future of gay people’s participation in mainstream society and conservative politics on both sides of the Atlantic.