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London mayor Boris Johnson has voiced his support for same-sex marriage. The conservative politician and journalist voiced his support while discussing London's plans to host WorldPride in 2012, saying the event would be "the biggest ever."
"If the Conservatives and Liberals can get together in a national coalition and settle their differences, I don't see why you can't have gay marriage," he said.
Johnson was responding to a sign being carried in this year's pride parade by gay rights activist Peter Tatchell. Tatchell told PinkNews.uk, "I'm very pleased. He took one look at it and said, 'why not?' I'm sure his support will add to the pressure to marriage equality."
Johnson is the highest-ranking Tory figure to support marriage equality, and according to reports, his stand on the issue seems to have evolved. He is quoted as having said same-sex marriage "can only ever be a ludicrous parody of the real thing."