Apr 17, 2015

Nick Clegg is once again pouring scorn on traditional marriage supporters by claiming that opposition to redefining marriage disappeared after the first same-sex weddings in 2013.

Speaking during an interview with homosexual news service Pink News, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “It’s amazing how quickly equal marriage has been accepted by much of the country – so much of the opposition simply fizzled out once people saw the happiness of individual couples on their wedding day”.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many thousands of ordinary citizens who will use their vote at the upcoming General Election to stand up for true marriage.

It’s not the first time Clegg has sneered at those who deigned to disagree with the Government changing the institution of marriage.

He used his conference speech in 2013 to describe those who voted against same-sex marriage in the House of Lords as “dinosaurs”.

And a few months beforehand Clegg’s office was forced to retract a speech, issued to the media, which called opponents of gay marriage “bigots”.

In his interview with Pink News, he also said he hopes “tolerance will eventually win the day” – it’s a shame not much tolerance is shown for people who hold different views to him about what marriage is.

On May 7th there’s an opportunity to show Nick Clegg that the opposition is far from fizzled out.