17 June 2010
Cameron makes civil partnership pledge
The prime minister has made a pledge concerning civil partnerships.
During an event held at Downing Street during which members of the gay community discussed various issues, David Cameron said his government is committed to tackling discrimination against gay people.
With his deputy Nick Clegg standing next to him, he stated he wanted such partnerships to be carried out in places of worship if possible.
He remarked: "We shouldn't have this legalistic nonsense getting in the way of people who want to celebrate their civil partnership in churches."
However, Mr Cameron added that those organisations which do not want to conduct civil partnerships "have rights too".
The politician, who assumed his role as the head of the government following the general election last month, added that issues such as homophobic bullying in school and the workplace cannot be tackled using the law.
Rather, they rely on cultural change, he added.