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U.K. Opposition Leader Out4Marriage
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 09/27/12
Last updated on: 09/27/12
 
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Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband, leader of the U.K.'s Labour Party, has added his support to the Out4Marriage campaign. In a video made to support marriage equality in Britain, Miliband said that his party believes that churches should be allowed to hold same-sex weddings, a provision which is not in the marriage equality legislation proposed by the Conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron.

As Scott Roberts reports in PinkNews, "The Out4Marriage video is Mr Miliband's first major public comment on the issue of same-sex marriage since the 2010 Labour leadership election when he pledged his support for the issue. . . ."

Then Miliband said, "I want to see heterosexual and same-sex partnerships put on an equal basis and a Labour Party that I lead will campaign to make gay marriage happen."

According to Helene Mulholland of the Guardian, sources in the Labour Party have said that it is highly likely the party will "whip" its MPs to back marriage equality legislation, in contrast with Prime Minister Cameron, who has promised Conservative Party MPs a free or "conscience" vote because of divisions within the party.

Liberal Democrat MPs are also expected to be whipped to vote in favor of the marriage equality bill.

Miliband has been Leader of the Opposition since September 2010, when he was elected leader of the Labour Party, defeating among others his brother David, with whom he served in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Here is his Out4Marriage video.

 
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