Gay marriage: Tory rebellion gathers pace (UK)

first_imgGuardian (UK) 3 Feb 2013David Cameron warned by Conservatives that gay marriage proposals will cause ‘significant damage’ at ballot box. Conservative cabinet members, junior ministers and party enforcers are among about 180 MPs poised to oppose or abstain in a vote on gay marriage, it has been claimed. The prime minister, David Cameron, has also been sent a letter, signed by 25 chairmen or former chairmen of Conservative party associations, warning  the policy would cause “significant damage” at the ballot box, according to the Sunday Telegraph. MPs will vote on the proposals, which will also allow civil partners to convert their partnership to a marriage and enable married people to change their legal gender without having to end their union, for the first time when the bill has its second reading on Tuesday. Backbenchers have made no secret of their opposition to the move and were angered further when the Tory leadership made clear earlier this week it would not include marriage tax breaks in next month’s budget – something that would have been seen as a concession to disgruntled traditionalists.http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/03/gay-marriage-tory-rebellionGay marriage could cost Conservatives power, poll suggestsTelegraph 1 Feb 2013Divisions over gay marriage could cost the Conservatives enough votes to force them out of power at the next election, a new poll suggests. One in five of voters who supported the party in 2010 would “definitely not” do so again if the Coalition presses ahead with the change, it found. Even though a majority of Conservative voters polled insisted they would stay with the party, the loss of a fifth of its support would be enough to force it out of power. On Friday night some Conservative MPs described the findings as a “wake up call” to David Cameron, just a few days before the Commons votes for the first time on legalsing gay marriage.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9843165/Gay-marriage-could-cost-Conservatives-power-poll-suggests.htmllast_img read more

Mortgage Industry Veteran Joins Cause to Help Nations Heroes

first_img Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving our military heroes after they return home from service, has recently announced the appointment of JK Huey to its Board of Directors. Huey brings over 35 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the cause.Recently retired from Wells Fargo, Huey will offer her expertise to Operation Homefront, specifically in helping military families obtain homeownership, but will also advise the organization on its other endeavors, including providing relief to returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq in the form of financial assistance for auto and home repairs, food assistance, essential home items, rent-free transitional housing, moving costs, holiday meals, and even back-to-school initiatives to provide school supplies to the children of veterans.“Throughout her exceptional career, Huey has demonstrated her passion for helping families succeed financially, and to achieve the dream of homeownership. She also shares our collective commitment to supporting our military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Huey is absolutely perfect for Operation Homefront and all are excited to have such an extraordinary industry leader join our very talented board. We look forward to Huey helping us do even more to support the very real and growing needs of our military families in the years to come.”Huey has indeed led an impressive career. Before her role at Wells Fargo, she held senior management positions at IndyMac Bank and Homeside Lending, where she oversaw a variety of areas, including customer service, investor reporting, default management, retail production, and acquisitions.“Our service men and women and their families have given so much to our country through their service, and I’ve seen firsthand what it means to a military family to finally have a place to call home thanks to Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront. I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes who protect us,” said Huey.In addition, Huey boasts a broad range of accolades: such as being a Certified Mortgage Banker, an Accredited Mortgage Professional, member of MORPAC and Loan Administration Steering Committees, as well as the Chariman Emeritus of the National Mortgage Service Organization, recipient of the 2014 Five Star Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Larry E. Temple Distinguished Service Award, and the 1992 Young Mortgage Banker of the Year award. In the past, she served as President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Black Knight Mortgage Advisory Board, the Fannie Mae Customer Advisory Board, and the Freddie Mac Servicer Advisory Board.“I am honored to welcome JK Huey to Operation Homefront’s Board of Directors, and look forward to working together with her in advancing Operation Homefront’s goals” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, who is also a member of Operation Homefront’s board. “Her extensive career and dedication to caring for those that protect our freedoms will be invaluable to the organization.”Operation Homefront will provide mortgage-free homes to veterans at the Come Sail Away Military Heroes Keys for Life Dinner & Concert on Tuesday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas, which will be followed by a performance from the legendary rock band, Styx. Operation Homefront 2017-08-22 Joey Pizzolato in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Mortgage Industry Veteran Joins Cause to Help Nation’s Heroes August 22, 2017 634 Views Share Sharelast_img read more