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Brighton Green councillor waits decision on same-sex marriage vote
5:40pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
A green councillor who voted against supporting same-sex marriage will learn her fate next week.
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” .
An internal inquiry to look into the case was set up in July.
Rob Shepherd, a member of the Brighton and Hove Green Party Executive Committee, said: “We've heard from the panel that it has reached its conclusions and is now writing up its final report.
“Subject to the agreement of the Green Group of councillors, the panel proposes to present its findings to the Green Group and to Councillor Summers on Monday morning or, if this is not possible, on or before Thursday at the latest.
“Councillor Summers has already been told this.
“The conclusions of the panel are not yet known outside the panel membership and it would be wrong to speculate on what the report might say.”