British Prime Minister David Cameron is
being urged to pink slip David Malliff after he linked gay marriage
to bestiality, the Evening
Last week, Cameron
defended his decision to back gay marriage during a Conservative
“And to anyone who has reservations,
I say: Yes, it's about equality, but it's also about something else:
commitment. Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that
society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each
other. So I don't support gay marriage despite being a Conservative.
I support gay marriage because I'm a Conservative,” Cameron told
In response, Malliff, a senior
counselor in the Conservative Party, tweeted to his 30 followers:
“There is no doubt the PM is wrong on this issue. We may as well
legalize marriage with animals, crude I concede but no apology.”
Labour MP Clive Betts called the
“If James Malliff doesn't resign
immediately as a cabinet member and a councilor, David Cameron must
sack him,” Betts said.
Malliff deleted the message and told
local media that he simply had a difference of opinion.
“I respect the rights of people to
hold different views to my own. It was not an anti-gay statement,
more a comment about where we draw the line,” he said.