The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party has called for an extraordinary meeting of its policy makers in order to affirm the party’s position on equal marriage, the BBC reports.
The meeting follows highly controversial comments from an Ulster Unionist peer, Lord Maginnis, who called homosexuality ‘unnatural’ and ‘deviant,’ and described it as a ‘rung on the ladder’ to bestiality.
Mike Nesbitt, leader of UUP, said that the party’s position on equal marriage was that it was a matter of ‘personal conscience.’ He has said that marriage equality was ‘not necessary’ on account of civil partnerships give same-sex couples all the benefits conferred by marriage.
To subscribe to this blog, use the rss feed on the right, or use the form at right to join our email list. You can also email us at email@example.com. Or find us on Facebook. We’re also tweeting daily at http://www.twitter.com/gaymarriagewatc.