I do not believe that people when they are
born choose their sexuality. They are gay if they are born gay. You don’t decide it
at some later stage in life to be one thing or the other, it is how people are built.
And therefore the idea that this is somehow an abnormal condition is just wrong. I don’t
get that. I think that is just a completely ill-founded view. Secondly, if you accept
that it is natural and normal for someone to be gay because that’s the way they are,
then it follows from that that I don’t think it is right to say that if these two folk
here who are in love with each other and are of the same gender should be denied the opportunity
for legal recognition of the duration of their relationship by having marriage equality.
If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, then frankly I cannot agree with
you based on any element of the science. And therefore if a person’s sexuality is as they
are made, then you’ve got to ask the second question – should therefore their loving relationships
be legally recognised? And the conclusion that I’ve reached is they should. And on the
question of chopping and changing, I wrote a two or three thousand word essay, stuck
it online, months and months and months ago before returning to the Prime Ministership,
so everyone would know why I had changed my position, the reasons for it, and it was the
product of some many many months and years of reflection in good Christian conscience.