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Creighton doesn’t support equality

LUCINDA Creighton has tweeted that she "supported the Civil Partnership Bill fully" but added that she did not support gay marriage, saying that marriage was "primarily about children".

Ms Creighton said the main purpose of marriage was to “propagate and create (the) environment for children to grow up”. She nobly believes gay couples should be treated “fairly and justly” in matters such as tax and inheritance, but that marriage is “different”.

Ms Creighton is the Fine Gael deputy spokeswoman on justice and law reform, with special responsibility for immigration, integration and equality.

Is this Fine Gael policy? Perhaps Enda Kenny needs to reconsider his frontbench, given that Ms Creighton's stance smacks of inequality.

KILLIAN BRENNAN

MALAHIDE, DUBLIN 17