Scotland, UK: Politician Resigns Over Party’s Support of Marriage Equality

Written by scott on January 23rd, 2013

Scottish National PartyAndrew Walker has left the Scottish National Party (SNP) stating the one of the reasons was Alex Salmond’s, Scotland’s First Minister and party leader, support of gay marriage.

Walker who resigned also resigned from his post as secretary of the SNP branch in the Western Isles, said that the party’s and Salmond’s support of marriage equality ignores Scotland’s ‘majority views’.

Andrew Walker, who has been an SNP member for 22 years, said: ‘The announcement to proceed with changing the law was on the same day that the result of the consultation was announced with 64 per cent of Scots who responded indicating they were against a change in the law – 77,508 people responded to the consultation, three times the number who gave their views on the independence referendum’.

Authored By Dan Littauer – See the Full Story at Gay Star News

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