Alan Bennett says he’s not fussed about gay marriage

Homosexual playwright and author Alan Bennett has said he cannot see what all the “fuss” is about over gay marriage.

Mr Bennett, who is in a civil partnership, said the whole issue had become a “storm in a teacup”.

He told the Radio Times: “I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about over gay marriage”.

Sufficient

He added: “I haven’t met anyone who cared one way or the other.”

Andrew Pierce, who is gay and writes for the Daily Mail, also believes the Government shouldn’t be meddling with marriage.

He said none of his homosexual friends “want gay marriage to be written into law”.

Redefined

And homosexual actor Christopher Biggins has said there is no need for marriage to be redefined.

Mr Biggins, who is himself in a civil partnership, said: “We can’t just get rid of everything, we have to hold on to something.”

Actor Rupert Everett, who is also gay, expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage and questioned why the homosexual community would want to “ape” what he regards as a disastrous institution.

Priority

A poll last year showed that just a third of homosexual people believe redefining marriage is a priority for the gay community.

The ComRes poll of 541 adults who describe themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, revealed that more than a quarter think there is no need for gay marriage in law, and only one in four said they would marry their partner if they could.

Related Resources