Is David Cameron blocking same-sex marriage?
Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of blocking the way for legal recognition of same-sex marriage, despite widespread backing for the proposal.
Following the election of Ed Miliband as Labour Party leader, same-sex civil marriage is now supported by the leaders of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties, leaving Cameron and the Conservative Party as the main opponents. This is despite growing support for the idea amongst senior Conservatives, including the London Mayor Boris Johnson and former Tory Vice-Chair Margot James MP.
With the Tories’ annual conference taking place in Birmingham this week, the human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said that, “David Cameron’s refusal to support same-sex civil marriage looks increasingly isolated and out of step”.
Tatchell added, “He is ignoring the growing calls for marriage equality from senior figures within his own party and from his Liberal Democrat coalition partners, the Labour opposition and the wider public”.
The British Humanist Association campaigns for full equality in marriage law.
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