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Anti-equal marriage former Tory candidate Maria Hutchings in Twitter spat over civil unions

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  1. Yet again, no indication of why this is news. She’s a nasty Tory, yes: lots of them are.

    And I always wonder about anything Strudwick is involved in. I’ve seen him described as an “indignation athlete”, telling his Twitter followers whenever they ought to be offended, but curiously omits to comment when one of his luvvie mates causes a similar upset. Less coverage of him would be helpful.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Mar 2013, 4:10pm

      The majority of them are nasty, 136 voted no to equal marriage. Will be interesting to see if any more join them in the third and final Commons vote.

    2. It is news because there are those of us who find it interesting what people are saying when it comes to our lives and futures. If you do not think it is news you need not read past the headline. Those of us who find that it is something we want to read can then do so without having endless comments about whether or not a woman’s homophobic rant may be of interest to the LGBT community.

  2. All love is good but opposed to marriage equality. Some people’s love must be better than other peoples love apparently?.

    Perhaps she assumed her anti equality stance would see her past the winning post rather than a poor third place? Maybe she believes that not enough voters were aware of her anti equality stance?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Mar 2013, 4:09pm

      Her overwhelming defeat still hasn’t resounded with Tory bigoted backbenchers has it? However, her constituency wasn’t a safe one for a Tory anyway, but it still sends a message that homophobic opponents of equal marriage will eventually pay the price. I’m always amazed how some of them now support CPs when most of them voted against them. How convenient they have now become to justify a ban on equal marriage.

      Let’s see how they react when Uruguay supposedly votes for it on April 2nd and France on April 4th.

  3. A Tory bigot, she and over half of the party. No surprise.(And even some – most – of those who finally found the political expediency to vote for marriage equality have severely troubled records)

  4. I guess after losing her bi-election she has to have her voice heard somewhere – twitter – great.

    In her latest tweet that I’ve just read she now thinks she’s like Jesus….

    “I’ve been called evil and a bigot on twitter. My response ESP on Good Friday is look what they did to Jesus Christ…”

    But I always feel sorry for a loser, so I feel sorry for her.

  5. It really doesn’t matter what this odious woman thinks- she lost the election, badly.

  6. “After this immense cultural storm cannot wait to see how many same sex marriages we will see!”
    Sounds like she is dubious that any of us will bother. If that is the case, what is show worried about? I think she will be unpleasantly surprised.

    1. The question of equality and fair play doesn’t seem to be one of her considerations. It’s like saying not that many asian people play golf so it doesn’t matter if we bar them from golf clubs.

  7. “After this immense cultural storm cannot wait to see how many same sex marriages we will see!”

    If you seem convinced there won’t be any why oppose it?

    And if there are precisely none, so what. It is not about quantity, it is about human rights.

    If there was only one person in a wheelchair would she be opposed to equal rights for the disabled?

    What a moron. Just as well she didn’t get into parliament.

    How on earth did they pick her as a candidate, did no one else turn up?

  8. What a tragic, smug, bigoted and totally unappealing sow Maria Hutchings is.

    1. floridahank 30 Mar 2013, 6:26pm

      She is a good looking woman compared to most woman walking around.

  9. I think the Tory party need to go back to the drawing board if they think they are going to win the next election with these kind of candidates!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Mar 2013, 9:10pm

      Losing the election will only give them reason to blame equal marriage which they’re already doing. The only way to convince them otherwise is if bigots in safe constituencies lose their seats in 2015.

  10. Maria Hutchings is a past, current and future nobody. And a nasty, boring example of the species, too.

    I suggest ignoring her.

  11. Another vile Tory infected with unthinking religiousity and brain rot, and total absence of empathy for others.
    Weird isnt it, how often all these seem to go together.

  12. Common sense 30 Mar 2013, 1:04am

    Why is this even news?

    A failed politician has a twitter spat?

    Come on pink news . . .

  13. GulliverUK 30 Mar 2013, 8:24am

    Who cares?

    Maria Hutchings = spent force. Rejected by the electorate, seen as arrogant, toffy-nosed, homophobic and xenophobic. A nasty piece of work – a terrible mistake allowing her to become a candidate for the Tory party. They would have been better putting up a donkey as candidate, as least it wouldn’t berate the locals and local schools. Loathsome.

  14. “She went on to say that she was “pro civil partnerships against same sex marriage,” and questioned whether a marriage ceremony needed to be religious in order to be “bona fide”.
    When are these people going realise that marriage is a civil union…. No registrar, no certificate, it makes no difference whether you are in a church or a darkroom.

  15. What a vile Bitch – some one slap the cow

    1. You might get some objections to what folks perceive as mysogyny for that outburst.

  16. “Irrelevant” – absolutely. Enough already!

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