Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has passionately defended his controversial bill to make same-sex marriage legal arguing that it could transform the lives of young LGBT people.
Mr Cameron was speaking on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme following last night’s vote in the House of Commons. 366 MPs backed his Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, while 161 MPs, primarily Conservatives opposed his plans for LGBT equality.
Mr Cameron told the BBC: “The fact is this is a free vote issue that parliaments have to determine. Our House of Commons has just determined that.
“I think we should think about it like this – that there will be young boys in schools today who are gay, who are worried about being bullied, who are worried about what society thinks of them, who can see that the highest Parliament in the land has said that their love is worth the same as anybody else’s love and that we believe in equality.
“I think they will stand that bit taller today and I’m proud of the fact that that has happened.”
Mr Cameron only referring to gay boys caused some questioning on social media and within the PinkNews comments section. However, a senior Downing Street source told PinkNews.co.uk: “Clearly the Prime Minister was referring to the gays and lesbians who will be able to marry under the Bill. In an interview full of interruptions he didn’t get to refer to young girls as well but clearly that’s what he meant.”
Source: Pink News
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