“There will undoubtedly be some people that will speak against it, especially from the various religious groups. But this is something that the party as a whole has been calling for. It will be a key issue for us in defining ourselves against the Tories.”
Thus speaks a Liberal Democrat on the proposal to be put before their conference next month of allowing proper marriage for gay couples, converting existing civil partnerships into marriage, and allowing the status of marriage to remain even if one partner undergoes a sex change.
I suppose it’s good to see that religion is being singled out by a political party as a potential wrecker of social progress. They can often be so coy about apportioning blame when it comes to cuddly-wuddly “faith”.