A Conservative member of the British Parliament has been condemned and compared to Russian President Vladimir Putin for saying that marriage between a man and a woman forms the basis of a healthy society.
Conservative MP Danny Kruger criticized comments he made in a speech to the National Conservatism Conference on Monday, according to the BBC.
“[T]The normative family – held together by marriage, by mother and father sticking together for the sake of their children and for the sake of their parents and for the sake of themselves – this is the only possible basis for a secure and successful society Kruger said.
“Marriage isn’t just about you,” she continued. “It’s not just a private agreement. It’s a public act, by which you commit yourself to living for someone else and for society at large; and society at large should recognize and reward this undertaking.”
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Describing his belief in marriage as one of the “three domestic truths” needed “to face these difficult times,” Kruger also stressed the importance of a government that defends families and puts the interests of its citizens before those of other countries.
Kruger attracted condemnation for his remarks, which Conservative London Assembly Speaker Andrew Boff said “resembles some of the diatribes Putin comes up with”.
Boff, who in 2005 became the first Briton to enter a same-sex civil partnership, told the BBC that Kruger “doesn’t speak for the average Conservative” and said the political party wanted “stable families, however seek to nurture young people and provide the building blocks of our communities.”
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Boff added that “the definition of what that family is should not depend on any religion, state or political group.”
Christine Jardine, an equal opportunities spokeswoman for the Liberal Democrats, also criticized Kruger’s remarks to the BBC, arguing they “show how completely out of touch the Conservative Party is with modern Britain”.
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“Conservative MPs are happy to lecture families on how to live, making life increasingly difficult for millions of families as a result of the cost-of-living crisis and years of unfair tax increases,” Jardine said.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, also a member of the Conservative Party, also distanced himself from Kruger’s comments through a spokesman, who told the BBC that views expressed at the conference did not necessarily reflect those of the government.