Former PM David Cameron proud to have introduced same-sex marriage in the UK

Former PM David Cameron proud to have introduced same-sex marriage in the UK
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Posted on 16 Sep 2019

Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron has said that introducing same-sex marriage in the UK is “one of the things of which I’m proudest”. 


Cameron was PM back in 2014 when gay marriage was legalised. In excerpts published by The Times from his soon-to-be-released memoir, For The Record, Cameron says: “Equal marriage was one of the most contentious, hard-fought and divisive issues during my time as prime minister.

“We would lose party members; one even came to my surgery and tore up their membership card in front of me. It was an issue that I would worry and even wobble over. But I have absolutely no regrets, and it is one of the things of which I’m proudest.” 


Cameron also writes: “In ‘coming out’ for gay marriage, in some ways I surprised myself.

“I was on the wrong side of Section 28. I also ended up abstaining on - rather than voting against - Iain Duncan Smith’s rejection of gay couples’ right to adopt. I should have proactively supported that right.”


 

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