You may have read the story this week that Tory backbenchers are planning to revolt against David Cameron’s motion to legalise gay marriage. This has created wide discussion on the subject. The hashtag #LegaliseGayMarriage was one of the top trending topics on Twitter for a time.
The following comment appeared in today’s Metro newspaper.
This afternoon I sent this brief response in to Metro.
“I am angered at the comments of J Longstaff regarding the legalisation of gay marriage. Where is your proof that “the majority of the population does not agree with it”? I would think that in reality you would find quite the opposite. The whole point of marriage is an act of love and commitment between two consenting adults. We are not second class citizens and those who wish to declare their love in this way should not be refused. If denying them this right is not homophobic then what is it? It’s 2012 and time to let go of this inequality.”
I am not expecting it to be published but wanted to share it with you. I believe that all people have the right to marry the person they love. Studies have shown increasing public support for the move and it’s time for the UK to take this important step towards equality.