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Tue Jun 20, 2017, 05:38 PM

Arlene Foster: Blatant Liar

Background: Last week, former Scottish Government minister Marco Biagi alleged on Twitter:

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Marco Biagi ✔ @MarcoGBiagi

When I was a minister DUP's Arlene Foster wrote to me asking us to curtail access of Northern Irish citizens to Scottish same-sex marriages.

Marco Biagi ✔ @MarcoGBiagi

I said no.
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The Scottish Government has a policy of converting same-sex civil partnerships to full marriage for anyone from any part of the UK (in England and Wales, you can only do this if your civil partnership was authorized there).

Foster point-blank denied this:

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... speaking to BBC Radio Ulster's Inside Politics programme last week, Mrs Foster denied sending a letter.

"I'm not quite sure what he was referring to but it certainly wasn't a letter from me and I have no recollection of a letter from me," she said.

"If I had written to him officially as minister of finance or something like that around recognition laws here in Northern Ireland, I have no recollection of it. I certainly didn't write in a personal capacity."

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Oops:

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Scottish government publishes Arlene Foster's letter on gay marriage

THE Scottish government has published a letter it received from Arlene Foster about its laws surrounding gay marriage.

The correspondence, signed by the DUP leader, was sent in early September 2015 when she was finance minister in the Stormont executive.

It follows calls to publish the letter when its existence emerged after the Westminster election results sparked fresh criticism of the DUP's opposition to gay marriage.




http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/06/20/news/scottish-government-publishes-arlene-foster-s-letter-on-gay-marriage-1061889

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More background here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/15/dups-arlene-foster-allegedly-tried-to-curb-scots-gay-marriage-law

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