Most pensioners support equal marriage plans when properly explained
The International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said that a slim majority of over-65s, the group most opposed to the government’s plans to legalise gay civil marriages, are actually in favour of the move when it is properly explained.
Mr Mitchell voiced his personal support for the move in an interview with the New Statesman which briefly touched on marriage equality.
He added that older people, generally the most hostile to marriage equality in opinion polls, are less opposed to the move when it is explained to them that gay marriages will not be forced on their faiths.
June 26, 2012