Politician resigns because of girlfriend

28th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 September 2007, WAGENINGEN – The only ChristenUnie member of the Wageningen city council, Monique Heger, has resigned as council member. Heger made this decision because she has started a lesbian relationship. Some of her fellow party members apparently have difficulty with that.

28 September 2007

WAGENINGEN – The only ChristenUnie member of the Wageningen city council, Monique Heger, has resigned as council member. Heger made this decision because she has started a lesbian relationship. Some of her fellow party members apparently have difficulty with that.

The ChristenUnie has said that it is not officially necessary for Heger to step down. The local party executive however praises her "strength" in making way for another. The executive also said it is impressed by her unselfishness.

Heger feels she does not have the political support to continue as city council member. She finds it unfortunate to have to resign, but says she could not do otherwise. "I understand the standpoint of some people. Ultimately I am not on the council representing myself, but rather representing the political views of the ChristenUnie." The party is staunchly opposed to gay marriage.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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