Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has explained why he voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last night.
The Conservative MP for the Cotswolds said one of the reasons he voted against the bill was because his constituents urged him to do so.
He confirmed that only a handful of constituents had written to him supporting the Bill. After the he said: “I fully support same sex couples to participate in civil ceremonies, which give them all of the rights and privileges that married couples have.
“However I believe that marriage, whether it be civil or religious, is different because it is between a husband and a wife mainly with the aim of having children.
“Although I fully respect all of those who hold this view very strongly, Parliament has now voted to allow same sex marriage to proceed and it remains to be seen what unexpected consequences that it will cause.”