Boris Johnson leads the way in support of gay marriage

The Out4marriage campaign is calling on laws to be changed to allow gay couples to marry.

According to their website there will be YouTube posts from politicians, from all political parties, and celebrities who support the campaign.

Yesterday Mr Johnson was joined Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, in recording a message for the campaign.

His online post was made as David Cameron faces a revolt from within his party over whether to bring in new laws legalising gay marriage.

Dozens of Conservative MPs are expected to vote with their consciences against the proposals, with many objecting on religious grounds.

6 thoughts on “Boris Johnson leads the way in support of gay marriage”

  1. So-called ‘Gay marriage’ is fine provided that there is an alternative for non-gay people. Otherwise it would be a Henry Ford colour choice. What we could do is transfer our allegiance to Russia and be married under the auspices of the Orthodox Church with a Russian Marriage Certificate, even if they do spell their ‘R’s’ backwards. No doubt could be done for a fee at the London Consulate. Russia would benefit from the increased influence across a wide range of occupations.

  2. Will they be called Mr and Mrs? next we will have Bisexual people demanding to be called both? Why “marriage” as opposed to a perfectly acceptable civil partnership? Homosexuality is allowed and tolerated not welcomed.If that upsets, tough. Cameron is correct to think that pandering to he posturings of a bunch of noisy self-important tarts will not win a general election.

  3. Why are we wasting time on a highly controversial subject when we should be concentrating on kick-starting the economy by lowering taxes?

    Get your priorities right all of you politicians! Boris you would be better employed fighting for the financial centre of London rather than upsetting the Churches.

  4. Do you really believe this? What about siblings, first cousins, a father and his daughter? Where is a line to be drawn? Interestingly the Church of England Prayer Book lists a number of close relationships for which marriage is prohibited. These are taken from Leviticus ch 18 which also states that sex between two men is an abomination to God.

  5. “Cameron is correct to think that pandering to the posturings of a bunch of self-important tarts will not win a general election.” An accurate assessment of UKIP, and those on the Tory backbenches who follow them.

  6. Civil Partnership is defined in Wikipedia as follows:

    Civil partnerships in the United Kingdom, granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities identical to civil marriage.[1] Civil partners are entitled to the same property rights as married opposite-sex couples, the same exemption as married couples on inheritance tax, social security and pension benefits, and also the ability to get parental responsibility for a partner’s children,[2] as well as responsibility for reasonable maintenance of one’s partner and their children, tenancy rights, full life insurance recognition, next of kin rights in hospitals, and others. There is a formal process for dissolving partnerships akin to divorce.

    What is the fuss? Homosexuals and other people who want one can have a civil partnership. BUT marriage is not the same as a civil partnership. Mr Johnson, “marriage” is from the same root as the Latin “mater” for mother, motherhood and procreation.

    A Government which redefines simple words is in danger of becoming a dictatorship. The proposed “definition” of marriage is “newspeak”, a term which George Orwell coined in his novel “1984”.

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