There was a time when it was taboo to admit to being gay. The pendulum has now swung so far the other way, it has become taboo to even voice your opposition to same sex marriage.
Government ministers now plan to criminalise stores who only supply wedding lists for heterosexual couples. How long will it be before religious institutions are taken to court for refusing the same offence?
Britain has a strange approach to "tolerance". On the one hand, it tolerates the likes of Qaradawi who would be happy to see gays thrown off the nearest clifftop, and on the other, it punishes anyone who doesn't conform to the "same-sex-couples-should-be-able-to-marry-and-adopt" mindset (as Lynette Burrows recently discovered).