According to several sources, an
announcement from the Great Britain's Conservative Party backing gay
marriage is imminent.
The Conservative Party is Britain's
largest political party. It governs in coalition with the Liberal
Democrats. Prime Minister David Cameron is the party's leader.
According to Business
Insider Europe, the announcement will likely occur at
Saturday's Liberal Democrat conference.
Conservative Home Editor Tim
Montgomorie on Friday tweeted to his nearly 16,000 followers: “Just
in time for Lib Dem conference there are rumours around Westminster
that Govt will, tmrw, announce plans to introduce same sex marriage.”
An hour later he added: “Further to
last tweet good source has confirmed that Government WILL be
announcing a commitment to same sex marriage. Probably imminently.”
Another tweet by Daily Mail
Political Editor James Chapman gave Cameron credit: “The Government
is to legislate for gay marriage after a personal intervention by
Cameron is a strong gay rights ally.
Cameron touts Britain's gay rights record in It Gets Better video.)
Great Britain currently recognizes the
unions of gay and lesbian couples with civil partnerships, which
offer most of the legal protections of marriage.