The Independent reports:
Andrea Leadsom has admitted that she “didn’t really like” the gay marriage law passed in 2013 because of the “clear hurt” it caused to Christians.
In an interview after her speech in Westminster, Ms Leadsom, a Conservative leadership contender, said that she did not like the same-sex marriage legislation and would have preferred for it to include civil partnerships for heterosexual people.
She told ITV: “I believe the love of same-sex couples is as every bit as valuable that of opposite sex couples – absolutely committed to that. But nevertheless, my own view actually, is that marriage in the biblical sense is very clearly from the many many Christians who wrote to me on this subject – in their opinion – can only be between a man and a woman.”
Asked whether she agreed with them, Ms Leadsom added: “No I don’t actually agree with them. I don’t agree with them to be specific. But what I do think is that I would have preferred for civil partnerships to be available to heterosexual and gay couples and for marriage to have a remained a Christian service for men and women who wanted to commit in the eyes of God.
As you’ll see in the clip below, Leadsom goes on to say that she “absolutely” supports marriage for gay couples. But just not the same legal marriage that Christians get, apparently. Leadsom was a vocal proponent for Brexit despite having vigorously opposed it just a couple of years ago.