Conservative Party constituency chairmen urge the Prime Minister to drop same-sex marriage legislation
George Osborne and William Hague pledge support for the legislation
According to a new poll of Tory constituency chairmen, conducted by ComRes on behalf of the Coalition for Marriage, over 70 per cent of Conservative Party Chairmen think the government's proposals for same-sex marriage should be dropped.
Colin Hart, Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage said:
"What this latest poll reflects is the growing unease amongst grassroot Conservatives about the way the PM is trying to force through this policy without any electoral mandate and without any acknowledgement of the profound consequences this change will have."
However, BBC News reports that George Osborne and William Hague have committed themselves to voting for same-sex marriage when the House of Commons is given a free vote on the issue.
Speaking on Sky News, Mr Osborne said:
"I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment."
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