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12:23 | 27th June 2017

News: UK

Wed 5 Oct, 2011
By Darren Waite


It’s unthinkable that a Conservative prime minister would have felt able to say this a decade ago.

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Stonewall today warmly welcomed David Cameron’s party conference speech referring to extending the legal form of marriage to gay people.

In his speech, the prime minister said: ‘I once stood before a Conservative conference and said it shouldn’t matter whether commitment was between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and another man. You applauded me for that. Five years on, we’re consulting on legalising gay marriage.

And to anyone who has reservations, I say: Yes, it’s about equality, but it’s also about something else: commitment.

Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. So I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I’m a Conservative.’

‘We warmly welcome David Cameron’s commitment,’ said Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive. ‘It’s unthinkable that a Conservative prime minister would have felt able to say this a decade ago. We look forward to the government now implementing this commitment within the lifetime of this parliament, as promised.’

 

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