Will Young slams narrow-minded MPs over gay marriage vote

Will Young has spoken of his anger over the ongoing debate in Parliament regarding gay marriage.

MPs last night debated whether gay couples can officially marry, rather than be entered into a civil partnership, as is currently the case – prompting the singer to speak out via Twitter.

Young tweeted: “I HAVE to tweet MP’s who say marriage is soley for a man and woman are completely insane (sic).

“Who the hell are they to comment on what same sex couples want. These people represent our country. Terrifying.

“On another note perhaps the government could look at addressing homophobia in schools both for teachers and pupils. If the government are going to take on homophobia and equal rights then do it properly. Not just a rubber stamp.”

He continued: “I get furious listening to jumped up narrow minded MP’s (men mainly) who call on religious sentiments in a society where religious belief and archaic traditions are simply not relevant.

“Presenting marriage as this sacrosanct virtuous institution that is upheld in a country that has one of the largest rates of divorce in Europe.”

He added: “Rant over.”

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill would allow same-sex couples to get married at civil and religious ceremonies – if a religious institution has formally consented – in England and Wales.

Voting after its second reading took place last night, with the Commons voting in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175 – a majority of 225 at the end of a full day’s debate on the bill.

Will Young publicly came out as gay soon after winning Pop Idol in 2002.