Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry spoke out against the Government’s same-sex marriage bill on Tuesday.
Sir Tony, who is Second Church Estates Commissioner, spoke as part of a six-hour debate before a majority of MPs voted in favour of same-sex marriages.
Speaking in the Commons on Tuesday, he said: “What this legislation will do is to end the concept of marriage as it has been understood by society in general and by almost all faith groups in particular for recorded time.”
The bill was carried despite opposition from almost half the Conservative MPs, by 400 votes to 175.
Afterwards, Sir Tony said the vote was one of individual conscience rather than political loyalties.