Speaking on his way to a Nato summit in Poland, the outgoing prime minister said he was “extremely proud” of the legislation and highlighted the huge backing it continues to enjoy among MPs and in the country.
He made the comments after Leadsom spoke on Thursday of the “very clear hurt” that the law had caused to Christians, which is why she opposed it even though she believes that love between same-sex couples is worth the same as that between heterosexual couples.
“I would have preferred civil partnership to be available to heterosexual and gay couples and for marriage to have remained as a Christian service for men and women who wanted to commit in the eyes of God,” she told ITV.
Asked if he would be disappointed by any attempt by his successor to repeal the legislation, Cameron said: “On equal marriage, I’m extremely proud of it and so many people have taken advantage of it.
David Cameron has said that MPs will not support any attempt to repeal his flagship gay marriage legislation, the day after Conservative leadership contender Andrea Leadsom said she was not happy with the measure.