New British Labour Party leader supports the freedom to marry

Posted by Stephen Tall on

"3. Ed Miliband’s election could be good for progressive causes. Ed Miliband is a strong suppoter of the alternative vote: 'Yes. I am in favour of AV and will campaign for it if there is a referendum.' He is also in favour of equal marriage for LGBT, a policy formally adopted by the Lib Dems this week: 'I want to see heterosexual and same-sex partnerships put on an equal basis and a Labour Party that I lead will campaign to make the freedom to marry happen.' Not only is this right in principle, but the common cause it will forment across the currently bitter Lib/Lab divide might also usher in a slightly more grown-up discourse between the two parties."

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