Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived in Great Britain today for the Olympics and to expand his foreign policy experience with a three-country swing. Knowing he’d be meeting with Romney this morning, Prime Minister David Cameron prepared himself last night by hosting a reception for the LGBT community where he reaffirmed his support for marriage equality:
CAMERON: I think marriage is a great institution — I think it helps people to commit, it helps people to say that they’re going to care and love for another person. It helps people to put aside their selfish interests and think of the union that they’re forming. It’s something I feel passionately about and I think if it’s good enough for straight people like me, it’s good enough for everybody and that’s why we should have gay marriage and we will legislate for it.
Romney, of course, has a long history of opposing marriage equality, believing that kids “pay the price” because they’re better off with straight parents. Cameron has said he supports the freedom to marry because he’s conservative and because of the “values of Christianity,” whereas Romney ironically does the opposite to cater to conservative Christians.