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18:21 | 23rd March 2017

News: UK

Fri 27 Jul, 2012
By Robert Ingham


if it’s good enough for straight people like me, it’s good enough for everybody and that’s why we should have gay marriage

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David Cameron has shown his support for Gay Marriage before, but now he has gone further by announcing he will legalise gay marriage by 2015.

The Prime Minister said: "Just as the Conservative Party, as an institution, made a mistake in locking people out, so I think the Churches can be in danger of doing the same thing."

Mr Cameron was speaking at a Number 10 reception for members of the LGBT community as he promised to put the bill through in this Parliament, and praised Tony Blair for paving the way for Civil Partnerships, saying: "‘It’s something I feel passionately about and I think if it’s good enough for straight people like me, it’s good enough for everybody and that’s why we should have gay marriage. And we will."



His remarks have, naturally, incensed those opposed to gay marriage, with Mike Judge, from the Christian Institute, reacting strongly. "‘The Prime Minister’s sneering remarks show his own intolerance of religious people who disagree with him on gay marriage. ‘It is incredibly arrogant of him to tell churches what religious beliefs they should and shouldn’t hold. Voters would rather he was working to boost the flagging economy, not meddling with marriage and lecturing the church."

Mr Judge added: "The plans to redefine marriage are unnecessary, unpopular, divisive, and a vote-loser. It is high time they were dumped."

This is a bold move that will continue to divide Political Parties and the Church. However, history has always shown that fortune favours the brave, and one day we will look back on this and wonder what all the fuss was truly about.

 

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