Taoiseach reportedly voices concern America falling behind on homosexual rights

‘I think the majority of American people would agree with what I have to say, even if the administration doesn’t.’

Sligo News File.

The Irish Times reports that the Taoiseach proposes to raise gay rights with American vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the States.

US Vice President Mike Pence

Pence has opposed homesexual marriage.

It seems from the Times report that Varadkar has said at a festival in Austin, Texas that it was “really tough to see a country built on freedom, build on individual freedom, not being a world leader in that space anymore.

“I think the majority of American people would agree with what I have to say, even if the administration doesn’t.”

Varadkar is also said to have announced that “he intends to visit the site of the Stonewall protests in Greenwich in New York later in the week, a key moment in the gay rights movement in the 1960s.”

Varadkar is in the States for St. Patrick’s Day to plug Irish interests.