Redefining marriage is my legacy, says departing PM
Today David Cameron announced he would resign and listed redefining marriage as one of his most significant ‘achievements’ while in power.
This despite half of his MPs voting against him on the issue in 2013, despite the outcry it caused among the grassroots of his party, and despite the 669,444 people who signed our petition.
Speaking in Downing Street, he said: “I’m very proud and very honoured to have been Prime Minister of this country for six years.
“I believe we’ve made great steps”, including “enabling those who love each other to get married whatever their sexuality”.
He made the announcement after the leave vote in the EU referendum – a public vote that wasn’t afforded to the people of the UK on the fundamental re-writing of the definition of marriage.
We knew he was keen on telling us about same-sex marriage. We knew he wanted the world to look at Britain as a beacon on gay rights. But today, we found out that he wants the terrible decision to redefine marriage in the forefront of our minds when we think of him in the years to come.