Tatchell: Cameron Right on Religious Marriage but Wrong on Straight Civil Partnership

Pater Tatchell partially defended David Cameron’s stance on same sex marriage today.
“David Cameron’s support for the right of religious organisations to conduct same-sex marriages is a welcome affirmation of religious freedom and gay equality,” said Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
“The Quakers, Unitarians and Liberal Jews want to conduct marriages for their lesbian and gay congregants. It is not a legitimate role of the law to block them.
“Sadly the Prime Minister is still declining to support the right of opposite-sex couples to have a civil partnership if they wish. He plans to maintain the legal ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships. This is anti-heterosexual discrimination.
“Straight couples deserve equality.