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May supports gay marriage

May supports gay marriage
Theresa May has signalled her strong support for gay marriage, becoming the most senior politician yet to join the Out4Marriage campaign.

The Home Secretary said: "I believe if two people care for each other, if they love each other, if they want to commit to each other and spend the rest of their lives together then they should be able to get married, and marriage should be for everyone, and that’s why I’m coming Out4Marriage."

The Out4Marriage campaign encourages politicians, celebrities, religious leaders and members of the public to record videos explaining why they support changing the law to allow gay couples to marry.

The Home Secretary's backing for the campaign follows Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson becoming the first member of the Cabinet to oppose to the legislation. His letter to a constituent was revealed this week by PoliticsHome.

A number of Tory MPs yesterday told PoliticsHome that there would be "uproar" in the party if a whip was placed on MPs to support the legislation for same-sex civil marriage. Tory MPs will now get a free vote on the issue.

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