BoJo was responding to a placard displayed by prominent gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, which read: â€œDave & Sam Cameron can marry, gays canâ€™t. End the ban on gay marriage.â€?
The Mayor took a look at the placard and said: â€œWhy not?â€?
Mr Tatchell then asked:â€œSo you are in favour of same-sex marriage?â€?
â€œYes, I don’t see why not,â€? replied Mr Johnson. Pressed further, the Mayor added: â€œFair enough, the ban should go.â€?
When the gay rights campaigner reminded Boris that that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government does not support same-sex marriage, Mr Johnson replied: â€œWell, they should.â€?
â€œIf 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,â€? the Mayor then told Mr Tatchell.
And he added: â€œIf a gay couple want to get married in a registry office, why shouldn’t they?â€?
Bozza is the first senior Tory politician to endorse the campaign, supported by almost two thirds of the electorate (according to a June 2009 survey). Whether it is something that will now appear on the agenda, or whether Bozza will be hauled in front of the Conservative Party and dressed down, only time will tell….