Here's an amusing letter from one Norm Neill of Darlinghurst, published in today's Sydney Morning Herald under the title "Bravo Iceland":
It's hard to know which aspect of Johanna Sigurdardottir's expected election as Iceland's PM("Iceland tipped to elect first openly gay PM", April 25-26) gives greatest cause for celebration: the fact her humanity has gained widespread support; the fact that Icelandic voters are taking a woman seriously as a contender; or that her sexuality is apparently irrelevant to the election result.(my emphasis)
Her 'humanity has gained widespread support', then, has it? Did Icelandic voters have a history of discriminating in favour of Martian candidates or something?!
Feast of St. Peter Canisius, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, A.D. 2009