Fox warns on equal marriage
Liam Fox has warned that bringing in equal marriage will not be "socially acceptable"
Speaking this afternoon the former Defence Secretary said: "To ask the majority to change how they define marriage because of what a smaller number want will not be socially acceptable and is likely to undo a great deal of the tolerance that has actually come to the fore in recent decades and that would be a great pity."
At the same time, Dr Fox criticised the "bitterness" of the arguments over the issue, which he said "should not happen in sensible and rational debate".
Addressing delegates at a fringe event at Tory conference, he also stressed that he was not personally particularly opposed to equal marraige but that, at the moment but "on balance, the majority do not want the definition changed because of what a smaller number wants".
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