Gay senator standing for Irish presidency

Independent senator David Patrick Bernard Norris, already the first openly gay Irish politician to be elected to Seanad Éireann, has decided to stand as a candidate in the next Irish presidential election, which is due to take place in October 2011.
PinkNews: Senator David Norris could be Ireland’s first gay president
This almost looks as another story too good to be true, and would appear so even more if he actually did get elected. In Ireland, where in the 2006 census 86.8% identified themselves as Roman Catholic?

 

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