Queen's Speech

LGBT Labour today expressed disappointment at the Government’s failure to include a commitment to marriage equality in the Queen’s Speech – the Government’s legislative programme for the coming parliamentary year.

James Asser, Co-Chair of LGBT Labour commented:

“We're disappointed that the Queen's Speech did not include the commitment to marriage equality. This Queen's Speech was billed as supporting families and this would have been the perfect opportunity for the Government to demonstrate that it takes same-sex couple families seriously.

"David Cameron's failure to stand up to the Tory right, by including marriage equality in the Queen's Speech, will encourage and embolden that increasing group of Tory and Unionist MPs who are determined to wreck equal marriage rights for all.”