This coalition government in the UK is a funny one. Having gone to such effort to make it clear that their same sex marriage consultation was regarding civil marriage only, having faced down a major revolt by the more traditionally minded churches and a hundred of backbench Tory MPs, the government last week announced that they would be adding religious marriage to the upcoming bill anyway.
This was seriously good news to those of us who have been angry that the rights of religious LGBT people have taken the back seat to the concerns of people who were pretty unhappy about civil partnerships when they came in in 2005, but now regard them as the only option to prevent ‘the gays’ from getting true equality.
Religious gay marriage ban will only cover Anglicans now. Woo.
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