Ahead of the first same-sex marriages on Saturday 29th March, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has reiterated his unwavering support for the legislation.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received Royal Assent in July 2013, but the law does not become effective until Saturday 29th March 2014, when the first marriages can take place. Mike first raised the issue of marriage inequality with David Cameron back in 2011 and felt that it was right to make Same-Sex Marriage a priority for the Government.
Commenting, Mike said: “It has been touching to read some of the incredible letters and emails in support of the change in the law. LGBT rights have come on a long way in a relatively short period of time in our country, but one only has to look abroad to see the appalling treatment that millions of gay people face every day.”
Mike added: “Hove and Portslade has a large number of same-sex couples, many of whom I am sure will be looking to tie the knot after the changes in the law come into effect. I am proud to represent part of the city of Brighton & Hove which, generally, is known as a bastion of tolerance.”