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UK’s Cameron Backs Gay Marriage in Pride Message

Saturday Jun 29, 2013

LONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has reaffirmed his support for same-sex marriage in a message to mark gay and lesbian Pride Day.

Cameron said a bill legalizing gay marriage, currently before Parliament, would send a message to young gay people that "their love is the same as anyone else's love."

He said, "I think this will enable them to stand that bit taller, be that bit more confident and I am proud of that."

The gay marriage legislation is opposed by many in Cameron's Conservative Party, but polls suggest a majority of Britons support it.

Same-sex couples in Britain can currently form civil partnerships, which carry many of the same legal rights and protections as marriage.

Thousands are due to march through central London Saturday in the annual Pride parade.

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  • Wayne M., 2013-07-03 11:07:01

    Cameron recognizes the authentic conservative response on marriage is to hold it up as an ideal for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. He sees the real value in all marriage rather than making government the adjudicator as to who a person can or cannot marry.

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