UK PM David Cameron denies reports of regret on same sex marriage
Claims by a UK journo that British Prime Minister David Cameron regretted his stance on same-sex marriage have been denied by the PM.
Former tabloid journalist Matthew d'Ancona made the claims in his new book In It Together, saying that in private, Cameron had misgivings on equal marriage following a backlash from conservatives.
According to the book, Cameron confided in one of his aides, telling them: "If I’d known what it was going to be like, I wouldn’t have done it."
Speaking to BBC One Cameron denied d’Ancora’s claims, saying the UK was in a better place for the new laws.
"I don’t regret it. Britain is a more equal and fairer country for having done it," he said.
"It’s certainly true to say that this is an important change. I don’t think I expected quite the furore that there was.
"It’s clearly been very difficult for some people to take on, and I completely understand and respect that."
Cameron added he is passionate about marriage saying “I think it's a great institution, and I think it should be available to people who are gay as well as those of us who aren't."