Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Conservative Group on Same Sex Marriage Motion
The Conservative Group position was outlined in the press release dated 18th April. The Conservative Group did not believe that this was an appropriate use of Council time and resource and voted against debating the motion. This was defeated and the motion was debated. Of the 24 Conservative Councillors present, 2 voted against the motion, 7 voted for the motion and 15 abstained. One Labour member also voted against the motion.
Accusations of homophobia were bandied around like confetti by Thanet Independent Group, Labour and the public gallery, including libellous tweets against members who had abstained and the Conservative Group as a whole.