The government has no right or any inclination to tell the churches that they have to have these weddings. The thing that gay couples are looking for is the ability to move out of the shadows, and live their life in the open; they want the same rights and privileges as straights that have a union. The gay community shouldn’t be considered second class citizens just because of their lifestyle; they should be given the same legal rights by the government as others.

Then he ran into Arnold Silverstein, taxi driver from Brooklyn, in the fifth fight. Silverstein was about 5 foot 7 but built like a tank and covered with a pelt of Neanderthal hair, and he gave the appearance of being a very angry man. The first two rounds went fairly well for Roy, although he was clutching and clearly winded from the Taxi man short armed but furious aggression.

He is the prototype of the shrewd gangster who despite his old age, wasn’t ready to retire. Matthew Ianniello was born in 1920. He grew up in the Italian neighborhoods of New York. Holiday junket? It’s just another day at the officeWhen DAVID HOLMES looked into foreign trips being taken by councillors he sniffed a scandal.00:00, 18 MAR 2005Updated08:22, 24 JUL 2013These are just some of the tantalising experiences sampled by Chester city councillors last year and their flights were often funded by the council tax payers of the district.It would be easy to criticise these trips as jollies and junkets a helping from the gravy train for public representatives on a small district council.But those who have sampled the delights of Europe are affronted by such suggestions. They point out that the trips actually mean tiring journeys, hanging around airports and long days sitting through meeting after meeting.Yes, there are excursions to see beautiful sights and beers are sunk at night, but essentially this is work.Councillors point to the millions of pounds in European grants pulled in to Chester over the years due to gaining knowledge of what money is available and building relationships with the right people.Labour stalwart and the city council’s deputy leader Cllr John Price went on five trips last year, according to details provided by the council in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. Liberal Democrat leader Cllr David Evans went on four and Tory leader Margaret Parker went on one.The council says the total cost of the trips for both members and officers was over the past two years.Cllr Price says Chester’s relationship with the wider world, including its twin towns of Sens in France, Senigallia in Italy and L in Germany, is more than just economics.’There was a politician who used to say that Chester is twinned with the world and we don’t need to twin with anyone,’ he said.’That’s so introspective and arrogant.