Sad truth is that attacks on Norris are sparked by his homosexuality
No other presidential candidate would face the questions the senator has endured, writes Jody Corcoran
Published 12/06/2011 | 05:00
As the Daily Mail might say, let us be quite clear about this: the controversy surrounding David Norris is almost entirely to do with the fact that he is a homosexual.
His critics' defence, that the issues raised are not related to his sexuality, are just that, a mechanism to defend themselves in advance against a charge that they may be homophobic, latent or otherwise.
I imagine most of these commentators do not harbour such views. But I know this, though: Norris would not have been asked about these issues, years ago or now, but for the fact that he is a homosexual. There is no doubt about that, none whatsoever.