Farage: Redefining marriage was ‘not particularly needed’
The national debate surrounding the redefinition of marriage was unnecessary, Nigel Farage has said in response to questions on LBC radio.
Asked for his views on same-sex marriage, the UKIP leader said that it was “an argument and a fight” that “wasn’t particularly needed” and pointed out that homosexual lobby group Stonewall had not originally been calling for its introduction.
He also expressed a “big fear” that under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, there is a “very real risk” churches may be forced to conduct same-sex marriages.
“I think if the churches and the faith communities were forced to conduct gay marriages against their will, that would be wrong”, he concluded.