It is very interesting that Iris Robinson has made the decision to quit politics. She won't be missed by the gay community.
Her hate-filled remarks caused a homophobic backlash against the lesbian/gay/bi/trans community in the north of Ireland .
To make matters worse, she was not even questioned or arrested by the PSNI for committing a hate-crime, but when when one of her gay constituents went to her office to make a complaint over her homophobic remarks, he was arrested by police.
This case has proven to the LGBT community what side the police are really on - and it is not the side of the oppressed.
The outcome of Mrs Robinson's remarks, however, made our community united and, coming a week before Gay Pride Belfast, prompted the biggest turnout for a Gay Pride march in the whole of Ireland, with more than 9,000 people taking part.
So, good riddance, Mrs Robinson. The gay community is still going strong.
SEAN OG GARLAND