"So, in that case, why not unions with animals?"Later, following an unsurprising backlash from gay rights groups, Bareges sought to clarify her words:
"I meant it as a joke. I am personally in favour of all types of sexual relations between consenting adults."The one thing you could say in Bareges' defence is at least she spoke her mind, while her colleagues opted for the quiet approach – they opted to reject gay marriage in the vote on Wednesday evening.