PM reaffirms support for gay marriage in BBC interview
Thu, 2 Oct 2014
David Cameron has reiterated his support for same-sex marriage in an interview for BBC’s Newsnight programme.
He said: “I believe in the family, I believe in marriage, I think it’s such a great institution, I think men should be able to marry each other and women should be able to marry each other”.
Answering a question from presenter Evan Davis, he said, “if I can kiss my wife in public, I don’t see why you can’t kiss your husband in public”.
The Prime Minister has previously vowed to export gay marriage around the world, and earlier this year called on other countries to follow Britain’s lead on homosexual rights.
Mr Cameron said the Foreign Office was pushing for pro-gay changes in other countries, in a video to coincide with Pride, an annual homosexual event.
However, recently in Mexico an estimated 48,000 people took to the streets to protest against the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of Coahuila.
A recent poll of Conservative councillors in the UK revealed that the majority believe David Cameron was wrong to pursue redefining marriage.
The ComRes survey found that 60 per cent of councillors disagreed with the Prime Minister’s push for gay marriage.
Nearly two-thirds said that legalising gay marriage made the Conservative party less electable.