Defenestrated Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone Has come over all Al Gore — seeming to claim that she invented the concept of gay marriage.
As Clegg cited gay marriage in his conference speech, cheeky BBC producers cut to one Simon Hughes — who was joining in with the applause. He abstained at the third reading citing his religious views.
As if his party management problems weren’t bad enough already, polling data on gay marriage is piling on the pain for David Cameron. A YouGov survey shows that marriage equality is winning out amongst supporters of the three major parties … but not with UKIP voters, where 62% are in opposition to the measure. In contrast with […]
Tory MP Craig Whittaker has come out against same sex marriage. Along with his statements that equality will lead to polygamy, three-way marriages and “who knows what else”, he says: “Marriage has a unique place in our society. It is a bedrock institution and the most stable environment for raising children. Redefining marriage would make marriage adult-centred rather […]
A Conservative MP has responded to a constituent’s letter on gay marriage by comparing the practice to polygamy and underage unions. In the letter, sent to Scrapbook via our tips box, Karl McCartney MP ranted that gay rights campaigners of “uprooting thousands of years of Christian tradition”. He then went on: “Nor are you advocating multi-partnership marriages, […]
Scottish Cardinal and leading bigot Keith O’Brien took to the airwaves this morning, attempting to defend his Sunday Telegraph op-ed in which he described gay marriage as “grotesque” and “shaming the country”, comparing such unions with, erm, slavery: Imagine for a moment that the Government had decided to legalise slavery but assured us that “no one […]