David Cameron: Redefining marriage was one of my highlights of 2014

Jan 19, 2015

David Cameron was recently asked for his proudest achievement of last year – and gay marriage was right up at the top of the list.

He was speaking at a Q&A session in the Wirral and claimed that the redefinition of marriage was one of his highlights, along with work on the economy.

He said: “I did get a lot of letters in 2014 from men who said, because of the changes you made, I have been able to marry the person I love. And that was great.”

According to The Sun he gets 86,000 letters and 90,000 emails a year, but one wonders exactly how many of them were from supporters of the change?

As recently as October last year, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan revealed that her constituents had been opposed to same-sex marriage by a factor of 10 to 1 when she voted against the change.

And we know in 2012 45 per cent of Conservative MPs reported that letters and emails expressing objection to gay marriage were the most prominent items in their postbags. A similar pattern was seen among Lib Dem MPs (30 per cent) and Labour MPs (23 per cent).

Earlier this month, the Prime Minister also said he had received lots of invites to same-sex weddings and expected to go to one soon.

Sadly David Cameron seems to have forgotten about the many letters and comments he got from those opposed to the change, let alone the 669,444 signatures to the C4M petition.

Perhaps in future years he will regret introducing same-sex marriage against the wishes of so many people in his own party and around the country.