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David Cameron Calls On Tories To Back Same-Sex Marriage

The fight for marriage equality may be on the verge of a significant victory across the pond, if this excerpt from David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party is any indication:

I once stood before a Conservative conference and said it shouldn’t matter whether commitment was between a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and another man. You applauded me for that. Five years on, we’re consulting on legalising gay marriage.

And to anyone who has reservations, I say: Yes, it’s about equality, but it’s also about something else: commitment. Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. So I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I’m a Conservative.

Conservatives on this side of the Atlantic would do well to listen to Cameron’s words.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. racehorse says:

    This shows just how far England has declined.

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  2. Rochester says:

    As a New Yorker, this issue is now a non-issue for us.

    This shows just how far England is progressing.

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