The liberal agenda could come unstuck in this profoundly conservative country
Recently, a good friend asked me how I would vote in the forthcoming referendum on same-sex marriage.
I thought the question surprising for a number of reasons. Firstly, because I like to think that my belief in basic equality and my liberal and open-minded demeanour is blatantly obvious for the world to see. I soon discovered the question was less about me and more about her.
Nervous at standing out from the crowd, she was tentatively considering her options and looking for latent approval, I suppose.