An openly gay columnist for the Daily Mail has penned an article for the newspaper arguing against equal marriage, arguing that his opposition did not make him a bigot.
Andrew Pierce was formerly assistant editor at the Daily Telegraph, and moved to the Daily Mail, where he works as the Consultant Editor and has since written controversial articles, including one arguing against adoption by Elton John and his partner. Mr Pierce is openly gay, and describes himself as a ‘lapsed Catholic.’
In his column, he claims that Mr Cameron’s government was ‘arrogantly’ pressing ahead with equal marriage, despite ‘poll after poll’, in his eyes, showing that people were against it. The most recent survey by Stonewall, and a meta-analysis of available polls since 2009, both show that a majority of the British public are actually for it.