Tories warn Cameron that gay marriage will split party in two
Andy McSmithDavid Cameron has been warned that he could tear the Conservative Party in two if he goes ahead with legislation that will permit churches to hold marriage ceremonies for gay people.
The Government is due to make an announcement this week that will give more detail of precisely what it is proposing, against a rising tide of outrage on the Tory back benches that the Prime Minister has been won over by supporters of gay marriage.
Yesterday, the Monmouth MP David Davies described the proposal as "barking mad" and accused of Mr Cameron of wanting the political kudos of being "carried shoulder high" by the gay rights pressure group, Stonewall. Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, accused the Prime Minister of having "no mandate" for a reform that will "split" the party.
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"Tories warn Cameron that gay marriage will split party in two ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tories-warn-cameron-that-gay-marriage-will-split-party-in-two-