A homosexual Conservative MP says there is “no clamour” for redefining marriage within the homosexual community.
Conor Burns, an MP in the south of England, said he was baffled by the Government’s move to bring in same-sex marriage.
And he also commented that he was unconvinced that churches would be protected under any same-sex marriage legislation.
Speaking to a Northern Irish newspaper, the Ulster-born Conor Burns said: “I marvel at why we’re bringing this forward; there is no clamour for this at all within the gay community.
“I’m very concerned – and I’m going to need some serious convincing about this – that while the Human Rights Act remains in place we cannot give the guarantees that I would want to see that churches would not ultimately be forced under human rights legislation to conduct such ceremonies.