Video: Lesbian feminist Julie Bindel says same-sex marriage is “a waste of time and effort”

Mar 1, 2012

Julie Bindel, referred to as Sky News’ “most famous lesbian”, reviewed the papers for the broadcaster on Tuesday night last week. On seeing that Ian McKellen was on the front page of the Independent calling for gay marriage, she said it was “a waste of time and effort”. She added: “Many people, knowing that I’m a lesbian who has campaigned for gay rights for many years, would be surprised at me saying this but I would like to abolish marriage for everyone and say that we should have the right to civil partnership if we so wish.”