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Realists know DUP must change, but pace is glacial

Suzanne Breen



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'Foster is meeting with local LGBTQ organisations in the coming weeks. It's a welcome move, although some may see it as too little, too late.' (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

'Foster is meeting with local LGBTQ organisations in the coming weeks. It's a welcome move, although some may see it as too little, too late.' (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

'Foster is meeting with local LGBTQ organisations in the coming weeks. It's a welcome move, although some may see it as too little, too late.' (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Whisper it quietly: Arlene Foster's party is softening its stance on gay rights. "In 10 years' time we'll likely have a DUP Deputy First Minister opening Belfast Pride," jokes one LGBTQ activist.

His quip is laced with cynicism. This is snail's pace progress based on the realisation by the smarter people in the DUP that they lost the argument long ago. Plus they know their days of being the biggest bloc in Stormont are numbered.


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