On Wednesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a reception for members of the LGBT community at his official residence, 10 Downing Street, in which he renewed his commitment to legalizing same-sex marriage, according to CNN. Cameron told his guests, Marriage is “…something I feel passionately about and I think if it’s good enough for straight people like me, it’s good enough for everybody and that’s why we should have gay marriage and we will legislate for it.”
What made this particular statement even better, is that it was made on the eve of US presidential candidate’s Mitt Romney first meeting Cameron. According to Towleroad, this is [part of] Romney’s efforts “to woo voters by expanding his foreign policy experience, something he thinks can be achieved with visits to Israel, Poland, and London.”
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Romney has consistently said he opposes same-sex marriage, and reiterated his view in interviews following President Barack Obama’s announcement in May affirming his support for same-sex marriage.
Cameron, who is a member of the UK’s conservative party, clearly has a different view than Romney on the issue of LGBT equality, but Cameron has argued that the conservative ideology inherently supports marriage equality. Saying last October, “Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other. So I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative. I support gay marriage because I’m a Conservative.” [TR]