Now that Joycegate -- how did this never become a "-gate"? -- has quieted for a moment, it might be worth making a few points that got less than full consideration. When the story broke, there was a big push to argue a total separation of private and public life.
Then many progressives realised what hamstrung them: Joyce had made private life a public issue in the plebiscite, so goose, gander, sauce. Actually I think that’s off the mark; there’s nothing inconsistent about being a shagger, and believing in traditional marriage only.