Sentamu’s words on gay marriage backed by MPs

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01 February 2012

by Madeleine Davies

Pride: demonstrators angered by Dr Sentamu’s words protest outside York Minster at lunchtime on Wednesday THE PRESS, YORK

Pride: demonstrators angered by Dr Sentamu’s words protest outside York Minster at lunchtime on Wednesday THE PRESS, YORK

MEMBERS of Parliament have spoken out in support of the Arch­bishop of York, Dr Sentamu, after he voiced his opposition to gay mar­riage.

The Prime Minister announced plans to consult on legalising gay marriage at last year’s Conservative Party Conference. “Conservatives believe in the ties that bind us; that society is stronger when we make vows to each other and support each other,” he said. “So I don’t support gay marriage, despite being a Con­servative. I support gay marriage because I’m a Conservative.”

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