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  • "Marriage is a ceremony that is pre-dates religion for the sole purpose of protecting offspring and uniting parents for that role. This has been going on all around the world for tens of thousands of years for this very reason. Maybe there could be an argument for gay marriage under the circumstances of when adopting children, I don’t know? Apart from that it would be pointless.

    As an example, if you lived in an Amazon village and you walked up to a tribal elder and you said you wanted to marry someone of the same sex I doubt if he would give it the go ahead because of the above purpose."
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Godly Green councillor to face internal inquiry

CONSCIENCE: Christina Summers

CONSCIENCE: Christina Summers

First published in News

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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