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David Evennett slammed by Bexley councillor on gay marriage stance

12:03 28 November 2012

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett is planning to vote against legalising gay marriage

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett is planning to vote against legalising gay marriage

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

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“These views are outdated and have no place in modern society.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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