Northern Ireland, UK: Party Leader “Treated Harshly” for Marriage Equality Support

Written by scott on April 28th, 2013

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The Presbyterian Church is punishing the head of the Alliance Party for his support of marriage equality, Pink News reports:

Lord Alderdice, the predecessor to David Ford, the current leader of Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party, has said that Ford has been treated harshly by his church over his equal marriage support. Ford stepped down as elder at Second Donegor Presbyterian Church earlier this month, around controversy surrounding his support for equal marriage. His position on the issue will now be investigated by the church. Lord Alderdice has said that this is a difficult time for Ford, as his faith was of particular importance to him.

In the end, his position didn’t matter, as the Democratic Unionist Party blocked the bill with an effective veto. Sad.

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