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David Evennett’s decision to vote against legalising gay marriage has been slammed by an openly homosexual Bexley councillor.

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The Bexleyheath and Crayford MP is one of 118 MPs who have allegedly written to constituents indicating their opposition to gay marriage proposals, with a possible vote happening as early as next January.

North End ward Cllr Stefano Borella said: “It’s an absolute disgrace in the 21st century. Every relationship should be welcomed irrespective of sexuality.

“These views are outdated and have no place in modern society. I was delighted with David Cameron’s stance on the issue but I don’t see why MPs want to vote against it and it sends the wrong message.

“The idea that a child being brought up in a gay marriage will become gay is ridiculous. I was brought up in a straight marriage and I’m gay.”

The vote could spark the biggest Conservative rebellion for years.

Reports suggest Prime Minister Cameron might try to fast-track the free-vote through Parliament in January.

This means Conservative MPs who vote against the motion can not be punished.

Mr Evennett said: ““I’m a strong supporter of traditional marriage and I won’t be voting for any changes in the structure.

“I’ll be releasing a more in-depth statement when the bill is published.”

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