I think it has been said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and see it in action. Watching the debate on same sex marriage on BBC Parliament can be just as effective. What a shame that the debate on Lords reform took place before the this debate.
I've never understood why anyone should be concerned about anyone else being Gay or Lesbian. Listening to the odd views of various members of the House of Lords was quite scary in the parade of irrational and illogical prejudice, feeble arguments and fear mongering. Of course people are entitled to their views, I am sure I have held wrong, idiotic and silly views myself and still do - but the level of debate in the Lords was really quite depressing.