Plaid Cymru candidate apologises for ‘misinterpreted’ gay marriage comment

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An electoral candidate for Plaid Cymru has apologised after he said a comment he made about same-sex marriage was “misinterpreted”.

During a Cardiff South and Penarth husting, Ben Foday, the candidate for the seat was quoted to have said he was “very against” same-sex marriage.

Speaking to BBC Wales, however, he said he was asked to comment on laws being passed without being in a governing party’s manifesto, or without proper consultation.

Clarifying, Foday said he “fully supports” same-sex marriage, and that he is also in support of “equal rights”.

“In the hustings I was asked for my view on parliament passing legislation without proper consultation, or without the policy having been in the party’s manifesto, I said that I was against that,” Mr Foday said.

“I am sorry if this was interpreted to mean that I was against gay marriage.

“That is certainly not the case, I fully support gay marriage and equal rights,” he added.