United Kingdom

British Conservatives Rolling With the Times

Key tories are coming out for gay marriage


On the closing day of the party's annual conference in Birmingham, the Foreign Secretary said that it was "natural" for the the Conservatives to debate social issues such as gay marriage.

He was speaking after hundreds of delegates, including Ann Widdecombe, the former minister, and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, took part in a rally to oppose plans to give homosexual couples the right to marry in church.