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British Home Secretary Records Pro-Gay Marriage Video

British Home Secretary Records Pro-Gay Marriage Video

 

Theresa May, the British Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, last week added her voice to the Out4Marriage campaign, a drive designed to raise support for legalizing marriage equality in the UK.

In the video, the Conservative MP says that “marriage should be for everyone,” adding:

“Marriage binds us together, it brings stability, I think marriage makes us stronger. But I believe also in commitment and in fidelity in marriage, I think these are good things and we should enable them to flourish.

“That’s why I believe if two people care for each other, if they love each other, if they want to commit to each other and spend the rest of their lives together then they should be able to get married and marriage should be for everyone and that’s why I’m coming Out4Marriage.”

Watch the video below:

The video came in the same week that saw British Prime Minister David Cameron announce MPs would be allowed a free vote, or conscience vote, on the marriage equality issue.

This is something that Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has criticized, saying this civil rights issue should not be put to a conscience vote.

However, equality groups have not seemed overly concerned by the free vote, believing that regardless of this there is enough cross-party support to pass the measure.

 

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1:25PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

The legal system belongs to everyone.

10:28AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Support from an high profile politician is a welcome addition to any cause but given Theresa May's recent track record I am not so sure!

7:24AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Just another in the road to equality!

9:15AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Wow, she most deefinitly is one those Conservitives.

8:23AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Of course gay marriage is not an issue that should be put to the vote. It is a civil rights issue. But people like Mr. Clegg can keep saying that until he's blue in the face but the reality is as long as British MP's and American Congressmembers are elected, they will never just stand up and say, "Enough of this, we have to legalize marriage for all, now".
So, while we can applaud people like Home Secretary May for speaking out, until all representatives get the concept of civil rights applying to everyone, they are going to look to us to make this decision.

8:15AM PDT on May 29, 2012

It's just simple common sense. Good for her.

5:18AM PDT on May 29, 2012

I bet it stuck in her throat having to say that.

4:08AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks for the video...

3:01AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Thanks Steve for posting the article and video clip. Another positive step forward for worldwide equality.

9:48PM PDT on May 28, 2012

good to see :)

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