An MP’s stance on same sex marriage has infuriated gays and lesbians in the Maldon district.

The prime minister is keen to see marriage extended to include same sex couples, but Maldon and Burnham’s Tory MP John Whittingdale has spoken out against the controversial move.

Divorced father-of-two Mr Whittingdale said: “A lot of people feel it should be reserved for a man and a woman, and the church’s view shouldn’t be dismissed.”

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