Gay marriage bill: Lord Blackwood backs 'individual liberty'
A Conservative peer has described a bill supporting same-sex marriage in England and Wales as vital for "individual liberty" and "human freedom", ahead of a key vote.
Speaking in a House of Lords debate on Monday, Lord Black of Brentwood, who is in a civil partnership with his long term partner, said he backed the bill because of - not in spite of - his Christian beliefs.
"I support it because I am a Christian and I believe we are all equal in the eyes of God, and should be so under man's laws", he said.
Peers are due to vote on the bill on Tuesday.
04 Jun 2013