Here’s the final myth of the series.
Myth: The Conservative party has no mandate for this as it was not in their manifesto.
Bust: Technically, this is true – there was no mention of equal marriage in the 2010 Manifesto document. However, it was included in the Conservative Party’s Contract for Equalities, published at the same time, which stated:
So while it is right to say that marriage equality was not an explicit promise the 2010 Manifesto, it was clearly on the Conservative agenda so should not come as a surprise to any Conservative supporter who bothered to read up on what the party was going to do in power.