UKIP’s Mid Ulster council candidate has hit out at same-sex marriage.
Alan Day who will contest the May 22 election, voiced opposition to the Sinn Fein backed proposal, which will be debated on the floor of the Stormont Assembly on Tuesday.
“No government has the right to redefine marriage,” said Mr Day.
“Personally, I believe that marriage is constituted for the lifelong union of man and woman, for the procreation of children.
“I believe traditional marriage remains the most stable way for children to be raised, and should be supported and protected by government.”
UKIP’s Regional Leader David McNarry MLA has confirmed that he will be voting against the proposal in the Assembly, stating: “Despite what some might pretend, this is not a matter of equality. Civil partnerships already provide homosexual and lesbian couples with the same rights as married heterosexual couples in Northern Ireland.
“Proposals to introduce homosexual and lesbian ‘marriage’, represent unacceptable intrusion by the state into matters of personal conscience. In a truly free society, such interference must be strongly resisted. That’s why I will once again be voting against the introduction of legislation to facilitate homosexual and lesbian ‘marriage’.”