We are grateful to Councillor Roger Burton (DUP) for the following information and we quote him here,
“The decision by Dungannon Council to support same-sex marriage has been rescinded. The notice of motion, ” that this council commends the NI Assembly on their rejection of the notice of motion on the redefining of marriage and supports the existing concept of marriage as between a man and a woman” was passed with, all 6 Democratic Unionist Party Councillors and,
all 4 Ulster Unionist Party Councillors and,
1 Social Democratic Labour Party Councillor.
The final count was 11 for and 10 against. Councillor Burton was instrumental in bringing forward the “notice of motion” and we commend his efforts and his courage and we are greatly encouraged with the result.