Gay marriage vote: Dartford shoppers express their views

(left to right, top to bottom) Carol James, Jaymin Wadher, Helen Anderson & David Pemberton

(left to right, top to bottom) Carol James, Jaymin Wadher, Helen Anderson & David Pemberton

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DARTFORD’S MP Gareth Johnson and Gravesham MP Adam Holloway were among 175 politicians who voted against gay marriage on Tuesday.

Reporter ALEXANDRA FRANKLIN found out how shoppers in Dartford would vote.

Carol James, 57, Wilmington

As a Christian, I don’t believe in gay marriage. I agree and have no problem with civil partnerships but the bible states that gay marriage is wrong, and churches do not agree either. Therefore, I don’t think gay marriage should be conducted within a religious ceremony.

Jaymin Wadher 21, Dartford.

As I have gay family members, I have no problem with it. Gareth Johnson should move more with the times, and realise we are living in a modern, secular society.

David Pemberton, 69, Wilmington

I’m concerned on the effect it would have on society and to more traditional marriage values. Marriage is a lot deeper than equality, and I feel the whole thing was rushed through Parliament. Attitudes in society will stay the same, regardless of this vote.

Helen Anderson, 50, Northfleet

Church should only be for a man and a woman because of Christian values. This vote will impact hugely on Christian values and I agree with Gareth Johnson for voting against it.

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11:39am Fri 8 Feb 13

ron.1952 says...

Just get over it please. Give it a short while and it will be the norm, old news.
If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry a gay guy or girl. Simples.

Ronny D x
Just get over it please. Give it a short while and it will be the norm, old news. If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry a gay guy or girl. Simples. Ronny D x ron.1952
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9:41am Wed 13 Feb 13

miss sweetness says...

it isnt those who oppose gay marriage who are bigots ~ it is the liberals who demonise them
it isnt those who oppose gay marriage who are bigots ~ it is the liberals who demonise them miss sweetness
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