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Prime Minister candidate Andrea Leadsom 'wasn't happy' about same-sex marriage

2016-07-08
In the wake of Brexit we saw David Cameron resign as Prime Minister and within a few weeks we're going to have a new Prime Minsiter. The final two candidates are Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom and things aren't looking great for the LGBT community. First we have Theresa May who, according to the Independent, voted against equalising the age of consent for gay sex in 1998. She voted against repealing Section 28 which bans the 'promotion' of homosexuality. She also voted against same-sex adoption, civil partnerships and she didn't even turn up to vote for the Gender Recognition Act. gettyimages-543285568 At the Home Office, she's implemented policies that force LGBT Asylum seekers to 'prove' their sexuality though intimate photos or videos of same-sex activity. Other asylum seekers were told they "couldn't be gay" because they had children. Andrea Leadsom isn't any better. She was elected to parliament in 2010 and she voted against same-sex marriage. Leadsom made an appearance on ITV News yesterday after he speech in Westminster and revealed she "wasn't happy" about the same-sex marriage law because of the "hurt caused to many Christians". "I would have preferred for civil partnerships to be available to heterosexual and gay couple and for marriage to have remained as a Christian service that was for men and women who wanted to commit in the eyes of God." Leadsom "This is not about 'do I consider gay couples to be any less worthy of marriage than heterosexual couples' - not at all, it's exactly the same. I didn't really like the legislation - that was the problem. But then she adds that she "absolutely" supports gay marriage. Conservative party members will decide who the winning candidate will be with the result due September 9. More stories: America’s Next Top Model contestant gets naked on Instagram Gay superhero couple return for new comic book series