Fire-fighters investigated after abstaining from gay pride

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Ten members of Glasgow’s fire service may face disciplinary action after refusing to distribute safety leaflets at a recent gay pride march in the city.

The Cowcaddens fire-fighters had been asked to hand out leaflets at the rally in a publicity exercise but are believed to have refused on moral grounds.

Scottish National Party MSP, Fergus Ewing backed their stance, he told the BBC it was “unbelievable” that they would be in trouble for their private opinions.

The men were reported by their senior officers after the event which took place on June 24 2006.

Organisers of the march said the men were public servants and should be representative.