UK Lawmaker: Marriage Equality Will Lead To Bigamy, Child Marriage

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"UK Lawmaker: Marriage Equality Will Lead To Bigamy, Child Marriage"

A British lawmaker claimed that legalizing same-sex marriage would open the door to bigamy and pedophilia, according to In a letter to a constituent who urged him to support marriage equality, Conservative MP Karl McCartney wrote that while advocates were not explicitly advocating for bigamy or child marriages, “if one takes your ‘arguments’ to any conclusion that is where we could end up.” McCartney also wrote that he approved of past efforts by the LGBT community to gain rights, but that “the cause of equal rights” has been “exhausted.” Prime Minister David Cameron, also a Conservative, has pushed for same-sex marriage to be legalized in the United Kingdom, claiming, “I don’t support gay marriage despite being a Conservative, I support gay marriage because I am a Conservative.”

-Zachary Bernstein

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