Gay celebrity Christopher Biggins says he is happy with civil partnerships but doesn’t want to redefine marriage because “we can’t just get rid of everything.”
He was speaking on ITV’s daytime show, Loose Women. He said: “I’m very anti-marriages, because I think that is for heterosexual couples.”
Mr Biggins, who entered into a civil partnership in 2006, said: “We can’t just get rid of everything, we have to hold on to something.”
It echoes his comments made in 2005 when civil partnerships were introduced. He said: “Marriage, in my view, should always be reserved for the union between a man and a woman — primarily for the purpose of bringing up a family.
“To go one step further and elevate partnerships into the status of marriage would make a mockery of an institution which, for all its faults, has served society well for many centuries.”
His comments come as tens of thousands of people across the UK continue to sign the Coalition for Marriage petition opposing any plans to redefine marriage. It can be signed here.