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Green councillor who opposed equal marriage learns fate today
A Green councillor who voted against supporting same-sex marriage will learn her fate at 5pm today.
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 by the Brighton and Hove Green party in July.
Since then Coun Summers’ has been absent from a number of meetings of the local authority’s planning committee, on which she is the deputy chairwoman.
A spokesman for the Greens said the decision of the panel will be announced at 5pm today.