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Gay Tories challenge MP’s ‘no mandate for equal marriage’ claim

Conservative group LGBTory has challenged the assertion by a party MP, who recently branded equal marriage ‘completely nuts’, that the government has no mandate to allow equal marriage rights for gays.

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, has said the government did not include marriage plans in its manifesto ahead of the 2010 general election.

LGBTory pointed to the party’s Contract for Equalities, which was published on 3 May and said the issue of equal marriage rights would be addressed if the party gained power. While published only a few days before the general election, its proposals for equal marriage were reported in the national press.

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March 16, 2012

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