i can't agree with that . akenaton - surely the personal is political. if we tolerate the power of one group over another - as in the male/female thing in many countries of the world, or the lack of equal human rights for anyone- then these are conservative political laws that affect us all at a personal level. if you look at the usually religious based conservatism making life impossible for homosexuals (or christians in some parts)in africa surely we have to be grateful that things are somewhat better in the west and respectful for all of those who have had to fight for their rights against people like yourself. please don't call yourself a socialist if you are really in favour of legislating against any group of people that you don't approve of.
why are you so bothered about this issue? do you enjoy the likes of musket getting on your back about it so often?!
is liberal ideology really changing society for the worse? tell the women in saudi that or the guys building the world cup stadiums in qatar. sounds very conservative thinking for a 'radical socialist'