Stroud MP Neil Carmichael set to support gay marriage
STROUD MP Neil Carmichael is expected to vote in favour of legalising gay marriage later today (Tuesday, February 5).
Ahead of a Commons vote on the same sex couples bill there is talk of a sizeable Tory rebellion, with some reports suggesting that as many as 120 Conservative MPs could oppose the move.
However, Mr Carmichael has pledged to support equal marriage, describing it as a step towards a ‘more tolerant’ society.
Speaking to the SNJ in January, Mr Carmichael said: "My perspective is that I think we have to be modern and up-front about the issue.
"There are some people who have different views but I think we have got to have a tolerant society.
"We should be open minded enough to recognise that and I will vote to support gay marriage."