Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

A lesbian, a gay vicar and an MP have spoken out against opponents of gay marriage.

Priti Patel is one of 118 Tory MPs to raise fears over David Cameron’s controversial proposals to legalise same sex marriage, claiming the government’s attention should be focused on tackling the economy and the rising cost of living.

However Braintree MP, Brooks Newmark, has challenged Ms Patel’s claims, remarking the issue affects, “large swathes of the population.”

The Reverend Michael Hewitt is a gay vicar in Ridgewell, he believes both the church and state should recognise same-sex marriage.

To read full report see this week's paper.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:48pm Tue 4 Dec 12

simonwhu says...

Yep, our MP can never go against Dave can he!
Yep, our MP can never go against Dave can he! simonwhu
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree