I find it rather ridiculous that the almost irrelevant topic of jokes appears to have been the focus of this debate.
I also note that in the commons debate, the so-called 'left-wing' MP David Taylor, led the anti-gay lobby
However, the amendment was defeated and quite right too....and if it stops the terminally unfunny Rowan Atkinson telling any more jokes, all the better! But that isn't what the amendment is about. It should be possible to express a view without being offensive.