Boris Johnson speaks his mind on marriage equality:
Same-sex couples should not be denied the “happy state” of marriage, Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, has said.
Mr Johnson, who is a favourite to be the next Conservative leader, said he supports more marriage in society regardless of people’s sexual orientation.
He made the remarks in a new video for the Out4Marriage campaign, as David Cameron faces a revolt from within his party over whether to bring in new laws legalising gay marriage.
Dozens of Conservative MPs are expected to vote with their consciences against the proposals, with many objecting on religious grounds.
However, Mr Johnson threw his weight behind the plans yesterday, joining Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, in recording a message for the campaign.
He said : “One of the amazing things about London is that it’s not only got a declining crime rate, declining murder rate, more theatres than New York, less rainfall than Rome but it’s also one of the few places in the country where the rate of marriage is actually increasing.
What Boris forgot to mention is that gay couples deserve mothers in law too.