‘Parties treat gay marriage opponents as morally inferior’

Nov 26, 2014

David Cameron’s ‘casual imposition’ of gay marriage “insulted settled beliefs”, and “wounded him politically”, a former editor of The Daily Telegraph has said.

Writing for the paper, Charles Moore commented that the main political parties treat opponents of same-sex marriage as “moral inferiors”.

He criticised the assumption in parts of the Western world that those who disagree with redefining marriage are “bigots” and should be “virtually disqualified from public office”.

Moore, a columnist and former editor of The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph, said that the “balance” of civil partnerships was “violated by the way that Mr Cameron casually imposed gay marriage”.

“His approach insulted settled beliefs, and therefore wounded him politically more than people like to state directly”, Moore added.