‘Intolerant’ Campaign Against Tory MP Over Gay Marriage

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: February 13, 2012

Tory MP, David Burrowes, is facing an ‘intolerant’ campaign against him because of his opposition to homosexual marriage. The campaign is led by the treasurer of his local Conservative association, Phillip Dawson, who is homosexual.

But the campaign puts Mr Dawson out of step with the Prime Minister who is expected to allow MPs to have a free vote on the issue. Mr Dawson says it is not acceptable for David Burrowes to vote against same-sex marriage and lead MPs in an effort to retain traditional marriage. Mr Dawson has launched his campaign on Facebook and Twitter. According to the Daily Mail, Mr Dawson needs the support of only 50 local constituency members to trigger an emergency meeting about Mr Burrowes’ future. David Burrowes is the Tory MP for Enfield, Southgate and head of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. “I do not see the need for legislation to recognise gay marriage,” he says. “I will vote against it. But it does not at all follow that I am anti-gay and homophobic.” Source: http://www.christian.org.uk/news/intolerant-campaign-against-david-burrowes-mp-over-gay-marriage/?e170212