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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