The Advocate reports:
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”.Personally, I suspect Mayor Johnson's change of heart came about due to his inability to get a decent haircut within the London city limits. I think this is a winning strategy that we should employ here in the states as well. Hairdressers for Marriage Equality!
“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 own 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.”