BARRIE Drewitt-Barlow, one half of the county’s most recognised gay dads, has praised the Queen’s ratification of gay marriage but said it is “bitter sweet” as Christian churches still opt against the ceremony.
Britain finally legalised gay marriage when the Queen gave her royal stamp of approval on July 17 after the bill was introduced in January.
“It is like someone giving me a sweetie with the wrapper on and telling me to suck it,” said father-of-five, Barrie, 42, from Maldon, who had a civil partnership with partner Tony, in 2006
“I [Barrie] want to go into my church and marry my husband [Tony]….. We have a civil partnership, me and my husband Tony … The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.” said Barrie Drewitt-Barlow.
For full story by Sophia Charalambous, Friday, August 02, 2013