Maldon: Gay dad to sue Government

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow (left) with partner Tony

Barrie Drewitt-Barlow (left) with partner Tony

First published in Local News by , Reporter

Gay Maldon businessman Barrie Drewitt-Barlow has mounted a legal challenge against the Government after it was announced same-sex marriage would remain illegal in the Church of England.

Barrie, 42, who has been in a civil partnership with Tony Drewitt-Barlow since 2006, has been left disgusted by the plans to legalise same-sex marriage in the UK but ban it in particular churches.

The father of five has said the legislation will result in discrimination against them.

He said: “There’s no way I am having this."

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8:02pm Thu 10 Jan 13

catflap1 says...

do we really care ? ...no. and btw I'm Gay so its not homophobia
do we really care ? ...no. and btw I'm Gay so its not homophobia catflap1
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7:26pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Regbluebottle says...

What's next?

*Celebrity* gay dad spots funny looking cloud in the sky.

*Celebrity* gay dads argue whether a Wagon Wheel is made of chocolate, or just chocolate flavour.

*Celebrity* gay dads looking forward to visiting the largest collection of Beatrix Potter books in the U.K.

ad hoc
What's next? *Celebrity* gay dad spots funny looking cloud in the sky. *Celebrity* gay dads argue whether a Wagon Wheel is made of chocolate, or just chocolate flavour. *Celebrity* gay dads looking forward to visiting the largest collection of Beatrix Potter books in the U.K. ad hoc Regbluebottle
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1:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

andypandy1952 says...

Yet again its trying for his climb to fame. Shame he has nothing better to do like get a life and try being a human being. {if that at all possible} . This so called celebrity is just a pain in the arse {pardon the pun} trying to be something other than a Gay man who has had to pay to become a father and make it look bad for other gay men who have become parents naturally. So what if the Goverment want to pick wat church a gay couple can marry in its down to the church in ne case. So Mr.BDB please please stop trying to be a celebrity and get a bloody life.......
Yet again its trying for his climb to fame. Shame he has nothing better to do like get a life and try being a human being. {if that at all possible} . This so called celebrity is just a pain in the arse {pardon the pun} trying to be something other than a Gay man who has had to pay to become a father and make it look bad for other gay men who have become parents naturally. So what if the Goverment want to pick wat church a gay couple can marry in its down to the church in ne case. So Mr.BDB please please stop trying to be a celebrity and get a bloody life....... andypandy1952
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10:52am Tue 15 Jan 13

*bubbles2 says...

They just like being in the paper, its a joke if one church wont do it go to one thats does its not the end of the world, they have made it legal what more do you want!!
They just like being in the paper, its a joke if one church wont do it go to one thats does its not the end of the world, they have made it legal what more do you want!! *bubbles2
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