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  • "I don't agree with Cllr Summers views on gay marriage rights, but I absolutely agree that she was perfectly within your rights to vote on this issue as her conscience determined. I was hoping that her party didn't overreact and end up creating a distraction from the more important issues facing the City, but clearly that hasn't happened.

    If you really want to read some bizarre views though take a look at the latest posting on the Green Party website about the Olympics. It suggests that we shouldn't be moving the Games to a new City each time and that we should always hold them in Athens..... "a boost for the Greek economy"..... despite the fact that the Athens 2004 Olympics are generally seen as a major reason for the Greek state’s dramatic financial crisis. If you still needed evidence that the Greens are clueless when it comes to economics this is it. Have a read.... it's absolutely hilarious."
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Godly Green councillor to face internal inquiry

The Argus: CONSCIENCE: Christina Summers CONSCIENCE: Christina Summers

A Green councillor who voted against supporting same-sex marriage will |have to defend her actions in front of an internal inquiry.

Every elected member on Brighton and Hove City Council except Christina Summers voted to lobby the Government to lift the ban.

This was despite the Greens being the first mainstream party to advocate making the marriages legal.

Coun Summers, who represents Hollingdean and Stanmer and is a devout Christian, said it was a “conscience decision”.

Phelim MacCafferty, the group’s deputy convenor, said: “Following the recent vote |by Coun Summers on equal marriage, Green councillors met on Monday evening and have requested that the party’s official inquiry process be initiated to ensure a fair, speedy and transparent outcome.

“It is for the inquiry panel to determine if any further action may be needed and it wouldn’t be appropriate to say any more at this stage.”

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