MPs told to say ‘they do’ to LGBT rights

Luddenden Foot Ward Councillor Simon Young

Luddenden Foot Ward Councillor Simon Young

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TWO Calderdale councillors have launched a campaign to force through legislation guaranteeing equal marriage rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples.

Ludenden Foot ward councillor Simon Young and Todmorden ward councillor Jayne Booth have also set up a petition lobbying Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker to change his views on equal marriage.

Coun Young spoke about the issue at a recent Calderdale Council meeting, where he had a motion passed calling for the council’s chief executive to write to Mr Whittaker and Halifax MP Linda Riordan “requesting they vote in favour in any Parliamentary vote supporting the equal marriage rights of LGBT couples to bring any proposed legislation to a reality and that they lobby for equal civil partnerships”.


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