Gay marriage laws have created 'real sense of anger', Philip Hammond says
Rowena MasonPhilip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, said his opposition to same-sex weddings puts him in a minority in Parliament, but that his views are shared by "vast numbers" of the public.
His comments threaten to stir up Tory tensions over gay marriage again ahead of another parliamentary debate on the proposals next week.
On Thursday, David Cameron appeared ready to appease some of the 134 Conservative MPs who voted against his proposals last time by promising to look at extending civil partnerships to all couples in future.
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"Gay marriage laws have created 'real sense of anger', Philip Hammond says", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 21/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gay-marriage-laws-have-created-real-sense-of-anger-philip-hammond-says