Nicky Morgan: I have changed my mind on same-sex marriage

Posted On: 
29th October 2014

Nicky Morgan said she would vote in favour of same-sex marriage today, after opposing the legislation.

“I think I probably would. But at the end of the day, as a Member of Parliament, I’m also here to represent my constituents and, as I’ve said, I had a request by ten to one in favour of asking me to vote against it; I wish that people had come forward earlier to say ‘actually, we’d like you to support it’. I suppose for some people it was, perhaps, obvious but actually I think it was something that we needed to discuss and to debate.

“And, as I say, I particularly welcome the fact that 1,400 couples, probably more by now, have entered into same-sex marriages since we legislated for it ...