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Beggs Opposes ‘Gay’ Marriage

Speaking in a Stormont debate on “Marriage equality” Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Roy Beggs has spoken against the creation of same-sex marriage, and in support of the existing concept of marriage as being between a man and a woman. Mr Beggs told the Assembly: “Marriage is a recognised institution where a religious or civic commitment is voluntarily given between a man and a woman to share their lives and property. A stable household and positive male and female role models are recognised as important in a child’s development. I and many others have very strong views on this matter. The Ulster Unionist Party has recognised this issue as one of conscience, so all members are entitled to vote according to their conscience. Aside from one’s moral viewpoint on the rights and wrongs of same-sex marriage, I believe that the key issue is the unintended consequences for religious liberty. … Continue reading

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