Norman Tebbit has added his voice to the split within the Tory Party. It's not Europe that has split the Tories this time but same-sex marriage. Norman feels that a discussion of the possible effects on our royal line of succession is enough to carry the argument and cause the gay marriage bill to fail.
His first problem is that he is concerned about what might happen "if we have a queen who is a lesbian". However, the Royal Family have enough problems already with their heterosexual partnerships and as far as threats to sovereignty are concerned I think a lesbian queen comes far down the list.
Norman also has a problem because he thinks the bill relates to incest. "It would lift my worries about inheritance tax because maybe I'd be
allowed to marry my son. Why not? Why shouldn't a mother marry her
daughter? Why shouldn't two elderly sisters living together marry each
other?" I'm not sure about Norman's logic but I haven't heard anyone supporting incest.
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