Andrea Leadsom is one of the contenders for the leadership of the UK’s Conservative Party – and Prime Minister of the UK Government – following the resignation recently of David Cameron, who is currently acting Prime Minister.
Andrea Leadsom told ITV that she does not support gay marriage law because of “hurt caused to many Christians.” She also said she would hold a vote to bring back fox hunting, and would review HS2, which would run through her constituency.
My own view actually, is that marriage in the biblical sense is very clearly from the many Christians who wrote to me can only be between a man and a woman.
I would have preferred for Civil Partnerships to be available to heterosexual and gay couples and for marriage to have remained as a Christian service for men and women who wanted to commit in the eyes of God.
I don’t think the Anglican Church should be forced down a route where many Christians aren’t comfortable about it.
said Mrs Leadsom.
The other contenders for the leadership contest are currently Michael Gove and Theresa May; neither has made statements about gay rights during the leadership contest, thus far; if they do, we will report it; this evening after Gay Activist “goes to press”, one of the three runners will be eliminated, and two names will go forward to the members of the Conservative Party to choose their next leader and our next Prime Minister. The result of that battle is expected in September.