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The Financial Times' Chief Political Correspondent has just tweeted:
The excerpt of Thursday's 'Face to Face' interview where Welsh Secretary David Jones MP discusses his decision to vote against the UK Government's plan to introduce equal marriage.
"I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can't do" said Mr Jones.
"Which is not to say that I'm in any sense opposed to stable and committed same-sex partnerships."
You can view the whole programme here.
Following criticism of comments he made during last night's Face to Face programme, Welsh Secretary David Jones has issued this statement:
Welsh Secretary David Jones is facing criticism for remarks he made about gay marriage in last night's Face to Face programme. You can see the full programme here. Political Editor Adrian Masters asked Mr Jones why he recently voted against UK Government plans to legalise same-sex marriage.
Campaign group Stonewall Cymru says it's 'saddened' by the comments. Its director, Andrew White, said opinion polls show that 62% of people in Wales support the UK Government's proposals for same-sex marriage. He added:
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The Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, tells Adrian Masters about the personal and political motives which drive him.