SOUTH Shields Conservative Association has come out against same-sex marriage.
A vote on allowing gay people to marry in church was expected to get approval in the House of Commons today.
But in a letter to Tory leader David Cameron, the town association has expressed its disapproval.
The letter – signed by chairman Anthony Dailly, president George Smith, and deputy chairmen Edward Russell and Quintin Smith – says there is no widespread desire for the change.
It says: “We wish to support the suggestion from other Conservative Associations that this proposal be deferred until the next Parliament, by which time perhaps you will know whether there is national support for the idea.”
“Our experience from the local community is that the majority is not in favour despite the publicity the ‘gay’ lobby is able to generate.”