Gove has been very aggressively in favour of same-sex "marriage" at least since his days on The Moral Maze, a decade and more ago now, when the New Labour Government of the day was specifically and articulately ruling it out.
While heaping praise on the subsequently disgraced old Trotskyist Stephen Byers, on the erstwhile Trotskyist bookseller Alan Milburn, and on the SDP and Lib Dem veteran Andrew Adonis. All of whom he announced as a fact would have seats in a Cameron Cabinet.
As would indeed have happened in the extremely unlikely event of a Conservative overall majority in 2010. Gove now fills the position that Adonis would have done. From it, Gove is destroying Religious Education in state schools. But we are at least spared the direct influence of his psychotic views on foreign policy.
Gove's wafting first into Parliament and then into the Cabinet constitutes a worse assault on our sovereignty even than John Major's appointment of Jonathan Aitken as Minister of Defence Procurement on the orders of the Saudi Royal Family. Aitken was at least an MP already, and his preferment was at least to a non-Cabinet post.
There is hardly the vocabulary to describe what would have befallen this Realm if Gove were to progress any further.