Independent Comes Out in Favour of Same Sex Marriage

The Independent has launched a campaign and petition in favour of legalising same sex marriage today, September the 20th. Launching the Equal Voices petition on the website, the campaign states 3 principles:
The EQUAL PARTNERS manifesto will aim to achieve the following;
1.     Civil marriages should be extended to homosexual couples.
2.     Religious institutions should be free to marry homosexual couples
3.     With cross-party consensus, both the above should be on Britain’s statute book.
The Independent and its Sunday equivalent the Independent on Sunday (IoS) have long had a reputation for supporting LGBT rights, enhanced by the IoS annual Pink List, in which LGBT stakeholders vote for the most influential LGBT people in society. The Evening Standard and the rapidly growing i are also part of the house and will presumably follow the same editorial line on same sex marriage.