PM remains committed to full gay marriage rights

British government will push ahead with same-sex marriage bill despite religious and right-wingers

PM remains committed to full gay marriage rights
21 February 2012

The British government will go ahead with plans for full gay marriage despite opposition from right-wingers and Christian homophobes, insiders have confirmed.

The Independent newspaper this morning quotes insiders at Number 10 Downing Street as insisting that Prime Minister David Cameron is still keen to go ahead despite the formation of an anti-gay Coalition for Marriage by former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and the homophobic Christian Institute.

Some right-wing backbench Conservative MPs have backed Carey but, as Gay Star News reported yesterday, marriage equality still enjoys widespread political support, including from all three main Westminster party leaders.

The Independent reported a ‘senior source’ as saying of Conservative Prime Minister Cameron: ‘Nothing has changed on this as far as he is concerned. He is very passionate about this subject – it is something that has defined him.’

The government still plans to go ahead with a consultation next month which will look at how to give lesbian and gay couples marriage rights.

Britain’s leading gay campaign organization, Stonewall, published it’s own draft marriage bill earlier this month. They still believe that the legislation required is sufficiently simple that it could be included in the Queen’s Speech in May which sets out the government’s agenda.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Why you should get Whappy to make whales happy in Iceland

Iceland’s whales launch new app to say: ‘Meet us, don’t eat us’
No thumbnail available

Gozo: Greek legends and legendary beaches

The tranquil energy, ancient history and private beaches of this Mediterranean island will convince you to turn a day-trip into an overnight affair
No thumbnail available

New York passes Meningitis bill as Florida health officials urge gay men to get vaccinated

New York State lawmakers have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to administer the Meningitis vaccine to curb an outbreak among gay men in the city, while Florida Health officials have urged gay men in that state to get vaccinated
No thumbnail available

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade gets another name change

Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade will once again be known as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade after its members voted at an Extraordinary General Meeting
No thumbnail available
Pro-LGBT policies turn city into 'center of HIV infections', says Japanese assemblyman

Pro-LGBT policies turn city into 'center of HIV infections', says Japanese assemblyman

Issuing same-sex marriage certificates attracts LGBT people and results in HIV infections, according to LDP politician
No thumbnail available

Thousands march for LGBT pride in Mumbai

Young LGBT people and straight allies speak on stage in Mumbai on Saturday to show their support for Pride, similar march in Hyderabad on Sunday
No thumbnail available

100 AIDS experts did not die in MH17 crash in Ukraine after all

Seven people who were traveling to the International AIDS Conference have been confirmed to be among the dead from the shooting down of flight MH17 but the figure of 100 dead researchers appears to have been a rumor that spread among conference-goers in Melbourne
No thumbnail available

Action for Children backs LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

Leading British charity Action for Children to back key adopters and foster carers event next year
No thumbnail available