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Poll: 55% of public support same-sex marriage, but Tory voters divided

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Dec 2012, 2:13pm

    I’m more inclined to go with what the Guardian reported. The Ipsos-MORI poll for Freedom to Marry suggested that 73% of voters supported equal marriage, and that just 24% opposed it.

    I also suspect that number would have been reflected in the consultation result if everyone in that poll had taken the time to fill in the questionnaire.

    Meanwhile, another piece of good news from across the south Atlantic is that Uruguay yesterday approved a bill to legalise equal marriage and is expected to be signed into law next year.

    Take that, Tory backbenchers and everyone else in opposition. Wait until France follows suit in January. Momentous pressure will be on our government to make sure they get it done and passed.

    1. It is amazing isn’t it that South American countries, who are predominantly Catholic countries are steaming ahead and yet here we are, going along at a snails pace!

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Dec 2012, 3:27pm

        Yes, and the majority of them don’t have state religion even though many are overwhelmingly catholic. It makes me wonder why the roman cult is acting so viciously in the UK and France and not so much in Latin America? That part of the world is losing catholics at a far higher rate than anywhere else. Colombia and Brazil will be next I would think.

        Polls in several countries indicate that catholics are more supportive of equal marriage than protestants interestingly. I want to see more EU countries get on board than anywhere else. Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland at least.

  2. Some idiot Tory MP stood up in the Commons yesterday and swore that “98%” of his constituents opposed gay marriage

    1. Must have been the MP for Kampala South.

  3. It just goes to show how important the question is in these polls. That they can give such different results.

    When the christians are paying they get more anti’s.

    “Would you be for or against being forced to attend gay marriages in your church?”

  4. How do these findings correlate with the COMRES polls for the Daily Telegraph- because their results were substantially different-and what a lot of conservative MP’s are basing their responses on.

  5. And C4M says?

    Is that tumbleweed I see rolling by?

  6. This is why, despite the support Cameron and many leading Tories are giving, I will never vote Tory. Firstly, it will take a lot more time for me to forgive them for past crimes – but the real reason is that the Tory party simply attracts bigots. Many of whom don’t want to think of themselves as bigots and won’t vote for UKIP or the NF -so perhaps comparatively benign bigots, but bigots just the same.

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