Gay community is lukewarm over plans to redefine marriage

Jun 8, 2012

Fewer than four in ten homosexuals think gay marriage is a priority for their community, a new poll reveals. And half of homosexuals believe David Cameron is pushing the issue for political reasons.

Only a quarter (27 per cent) say they would get married if the law allowed it, but a similar number (26 per cent) say there is no need to redefine marriage because civil partnerships already give same-sex couples the same legal rights as marriage.

The poll was conducted by ComRes on behalf of Catholic Voices, and is reported in today’s Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.

Colin Hart, Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage, said: “This poll confirms yet again that only a handful of people are pushing the Government to redefine marriage.

“Even within the gay community, there is no majority who thinks that this is a priority. The gay community’s scepticism about the PM’s motives echoes the views in the wider population.

“The Government should ditch these proposals, which are profoundly undemocratic and have never been put before the British public.”