The Church of England is in danger of repeating the mistake, made by the Conservative Party, of “locking out” people by opposing same-sex marriage, the Prime Minister has said.
Addressing a reception for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-sexual community at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday evening, Mr Cameron said that he was “absolutely determined” that the Government would legislate for gay marriage “in this Parliament”.
He compared the Church to his own Party, “which for many many years got itself on the wrong side of this argument. . . it locked people out who were naturally Conservative from supporting it, and so I think I can make that point to the Church, gently.”