Michael Cashman MEP: Ben Summerskill’s attack on Lib Dems undermines Stonewall’s founding principles
Labour MEP and Stonewall co-founder Michael Cashman, has criticised the leading gay rights organisation’s former chief executive Ben Summerskill for attacking the Lib Dems’ support for same-sex marriage.
Speaking to PinkNews, Mr Cashman said there had been great support for same-sex marriage across the major political parties, and that Summerskill’s assertion that the Lib Dems were “cynical and opportunistic” in their support for same-sex marriage, went against the “founding principles” of Stonewall.
Mr Cashman said: “Ben Summerskill can only speak for himself. He certainly does not reflect my experience of cross party support from the Liberal Democrats for same-sex marriage.
“He also fundamentally undermines one of the founding principles of Stonewall, namely that LGBT equality is a cross party issue at the heart of every mainstream political party.”
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