As promised back in June, London Mayor and possible future leader of the Tory Party, Boris Johnson, has become the most high-profile Tory yet to publish his support for gay marriage.
Previously opposed to the concept, describing it in 2001 as enabling “a union… between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog”, he just released the supportive message for the Out4Marriage campaign. Evidently, he has now come a long way on the issue, commenting to GaydarRadio recently: “I’m pro marriage, it’s a good thing and I don’t understand the position of those who are so deeply hostile to what is proposed.”
His 39 second comment goes, “One of the amazing things about London is that it is not only got a declining crime rate; declining murder rate; more theatres than New York; less rainfall than Rome – but it is also one of the few places in the country where the rate of marriage is actually increasing. And I see absolutely no reason why that happy state should be denied to anybody in our country and that’s why I am supporting the Out4Marriage campaign.”
Some might observe that his endorsement is less than ringing and more focussed on the plusses of London life than on the matter itself.
But Lustralboy says ”Every little helps and given the risk of this issue slipping from the political agenda, it does no harm to have heavyweight Boris on board.
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