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England's Green Party may discipline member who voted against same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - July 27, 2012

A Christian member of England’s Green Party faces possible expulsion after she voted against a motion approved of same-sex marriage.

Christian Summers, a Green Party member of the Brighton and Hove city council, said that her opposition to the motion—advanced in support of the British government policy proposal—was rooted in her Christian faith. Although she supports the Green Party goal of full equality, she said: “I do not agree that disagreeing with same-sex marriage is disagreeing with equality at all.”

Green Party colleagues have called for a disciplinary action against Summers, saying that her public stand is at odds with the party’s platform. She had already occurred the displeasure of some party members by her opposition to abortion.

Summers reports that she has been the target of a “huge vilification,” despite the Green Party’s commitment to allow members freedom on matters of conscience.

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