London MP’s opposition to equal marriage branded ‘absolute disgrace’ by gay councillor
Conservative MP David Evennett, who represents the south east London constituency of Bexleyheath and Crayford, says he won’t be voting for equal marriage.
Mr Evennett, a former high school teacher and marine insurance broker, told the Bexley Times: “I’m a strong supporter of traditional marriage and I won’t be voting for any changes in the structure”.
He added: “I’ll be releasing a more in-depth statement when the bill is published.”
According to the paper, Mr Evennett is one of more than a hundred Tory MPs who have written to constituents indicating their opposition to the government’s marriage reforms.
Responding to Mr Evernett’s comments gay Bexley Councillor 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“These views are outdated and have no place in modern society.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.”