Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he receives lots of invites to same-sex wedding ceremonies and is proud of his role in legislating for equal marriage.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday yesterday to launch his bid for another 5 years in Downing Street, David Cameron commented on many of the issues which could determine whether he is re-elected in May including Europe, welfare, the United States and ofcourse the recent gay marriage legislation in Scotland.
The Prime Minister who has yet to attend a gay wedding told the Sunday newspaper ‘Lots of people have invited me and sent me lovely letters saying if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be able to marry the person I love. But I haven’t been to one yet. I’m sure I will soon.’ He added “No, I’m not a libertarian. I believe in it [love] as a man who believes in family and marriage. I don’t see why gay people who love each other shouldn’t be able to [marry] as well.’
Last month, the Chairman of Grassroots conservatives Bob Woollard, claimed that Mr Cameron’s support for equal marriage meant his party had “little chance of winning a majority at the next General Election.” He claimed supporters were still upset at the legalisation of same-sex marriage, and called for new laws to “protect those who believe in traditional marriage”.
David Cameron has 18 weeks to go until the General Election to state his case on a multitude of issues. The Mail adds that if he fails he could see “his political career finished before he is 50. Worst of all, he would go down in history as the man who lost to Ed Miliband.”
He has yet to comment on the situation in Northern Ireland, the only place in the United Kingdom where equal marriage legislation has been blocked.