An eight-year-old girl has written to the Welsh Secretary David Jones to tell him that she has been brought up “perfectly well” by her two lesbian mothers.

On Valentine’s Day, Mr Jones, who voted against marriage equality told ITV: “I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can’t do.”

The letter was posted by one of the child’s mothers on Twitter:-

Dear Mr Jones,

I am writing to inform you that I don’t agree that children shouldn’t be brought up by lesbian or gay people. My name is Elizabeth and I am a child with lesbian parents. I have got a little sister called Pippa for short and I have got two mums, one is called Kate and the other is called Alison. I have been brought up perfectly well so I don’t see any point in you saying that. Me and some of my other friends agree that you can be brought up by anyone who will love you and care for you and make sure your [sic] happy. Please write back!

Elizabeth

Yesterday, a spokesperson for David Cameron condemned the comments made by Mr Jones: “The prime minister believes gay families can provide warm and safe environment for raising children.”

On Friday afternoon, Mr Jones released a statement saying: “I made the point of stressing that I was fully supportive of committed same-sex relationships. I also strongly approve of civil partnerships.”

“I did not say in the interview that same-sex partners should not adopt children and that is not my view.”