George Osborne will vote in favour of same-sex marriage


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The Independent Online

As David Cameron has vowed that legislation will pass allowing same-sex marriage will be passed before the general election in 2015, George Osborne has vowed to defy the majority of his party and vote in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry in church.

The Chancellor said that it was the Conservative way to believe in commitment, and that:

“I am a supporter of it, I will be voting for it when it comes to the House of Commons, but it will be a free vote issue – in other words every MP will vote according to their conscience – and I will vote according to my conscience in favour of gay marriage.”

A poll of local Conservative chairman showed that 71 per cent oppose the plans, but here at Independent Voices we disagree, and have been running a campaign for same-sex marriage to be legalised in the UK.

Many have signed the petition, and Richard Branson, Father Ian Stubbs and Anna Friel have also been vocal  in their support of the campaign.

To read more about our Equal Partners campaign and sign the petition, click here.