Nick Clegg is out and about but he’s not forgotten about us all here in the blazing UK (well blazing for a few more hours anyway) and he has recorded a message to once again show that he is fully behind equal marriage. You can read the transcript below and/or watch the video which has been embedded:
“I’ve always been very clear on this: love is the same, straight or gay, so the civil institution should be the same too.
“All couples should be able to make that commitment to one another, regardless of who they love.
“I fought for equal marriage before I was in Government, and I’m even more committed to making it happen now – as a Liberal Democrat and as Deputy Prime Minister.
“We brought forward our proposals; they have provoked a heated debate.
“But these are proposals about when and how to open up civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ anymore.
“And to those who are worried about some of the opposition to this move or the tone of the debate, let me just say, whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or straight: your freedom to love who you choose is a fundamental right in a liberal society – and you will always have our support. That’s why I’m Out4Marriage.”
It isn’t really news but it is always good to hear. I know it isn’t student fees, or trident, or about jobs but for some people it is about equality and improving their quality of life and that can never be a bad thing.
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