The Guardian: Gay couples cannot raise children, says Welsh secretary

Jones said: “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.

"Which is not to say that I’m in any sense opposed to stable and committed same-sex partnerships."

Jones said he did not believe he was homophobic, insisting he had “people in my life who are important to me who are gay”.