Gay couples to win legal right to marry before next election -
Gay couples to win legal right to marry before next election
"Lynne Featherstone, the equalities minister, defied Tory backbench MPs who want the proposal to be dropped, declaring: “There will be no U-turn on equal marriage.” She said the Coalition would continue to focus on “core issues”, such as reducing the deficit, at the same time as introducing laws allowing same-sex couples to marry by the end of this Parliament. Her remarks, on her constituency blog, will fuel tensions between Liberal Democrats and Tories over the direction of the government. Since last week’s poor election results for both Coalition parties, a succession of Conservatives have demanded that David Cameron and Nick Clegg abandon “fringe issues” and focus on the economy" - Winckel from Bookmarklet
Interestingly she didn't support Clegg she was Chris Huhne's campaign manager. But I'll have to go see what she's said, as she's my MP :-| - Halil
Gay marriage stays! In the aftermath of a tough set of election results for both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats – I couldn’t help but notice a few naysayers popping up in the media and uttering dire warnings about a government that needs to concentrate on core issues rather than same sex civil marriage. For goodness sake – it’s not either / or. The economy is clearly the No 1 priority – but the Coalition can multi-task! There will be no u-turn on equal marriage – we are committed as a government to legislate by 2015 - Halil