WILL LIB DEMS LEADER TIM FARRON BUDDY UP TO DAVID FURNISH AND ELTON JOHN?!

Will Lib Dems Leader Tim Farron Buddy Up To David Furnish and Elton John?!
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WILL LIB DEMS LEADER TIM FARRON BUDDY UP TO DAVID FURNISH AND ELTON JOHN?!



Written by Dont Panic
10 Wednesday 10th May 2017

Since becoming leader of the Liberal Democrats in 2015, Tim Farron has come under sustained scrutiny over his personal opinions and Parliamentary votes on LGBT issues. In a televised interview that year with Cathy Newman, Farron repeatedly flip-flopped over whether he thought homosexuality was a sin; in an interview with Newman a few weeks ago, Farron again failed to give a clear answer.

Recently, when pressed by Tory MP Nigel Evans over the issue in Parliament, Farron clarified his stance by stating that he did not believe being gay was a sin. However, whatever gestures he may make to build support among voters, Farron has a troubling voting record on LGBT issues. For instance, he:

Voted against the 2007 Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations, which made it illegal to deny LGBT people goods, services or education based on their sexual orientation 

Voted to let registrars refuse to carry out gay marriages if they disagreed on religious grounds

Abstained from a key vote on legalising gay marriage, despite supporting it previously

Comedian Heydon Prowse prank called Farron as David Furnish, offering the Lib Dem leader bungs of his and Elton John's cash if he came out in support of gay marriage...

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