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