The Coalition for Marriage handed out leaflets in the Cornwall area which suggested people should object to David Cameron’s plans to legalise same-sex marriage.
The MP criticised the Coalition for Marriage and said that their inclusion of her picture wrongly suggested she supported the group and its beliefs.
Mrs Newton said:
“I do not endorse the leaflets. I am appalled that the Coalition for Marriage have chosen to use a photo of me without permission, apparently to give residents the impression that I support the claims made within their leaflet.”
Despite being appalled at the anti-gay marriage group Mrs Newton has invited its representatives to speak at a public event, alongside the gay rights charity Stonewall. She will consider views put forward at this event before voting on gay marriage in Parliament.
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