Pink News CEO, Benjamin Cohen, has recently defended the choice to award previous Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron, with the title of ally of the year.
The Marriage Act 2013 was still strongly opposed by Conservatives, with the majority voting against.
The votes against totalled to 136 Conservatives, 22 Labour, 4 Liberal Democrats, 8 DUP and 2 independents.
The votes for totalled to 127 Conservatives, 217 Labour, 44 Liberal Democrats and 8 others.
Benjamin Cohen stated that:
“It’s pretty simple that the previous winners of this award have been Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Baroness Lynne Featherstone and Alex Salmond, all for their contribution to introduce same-sex marriage in Great Britain. David Cameron is the obvious person that is missing from that list because he was instrumental in introducing same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
In response, many took to social media to express their disbelief:
— Christine of Aaargh (@cdaargh) October 26, 2016
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, however praised Cameron for being instrumental in introducing the legislation.
— Dan Bloom (@danbloom1) October 26, 2016
With the Conservatives current proposition to form an agreement with the homophobic, anti-woman and religious maniacs, the DUP, many see the Conservatives simply appeasing people to gain votes and power until they need to drop their morals for greater power in the form of the DUP.