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Equal marriages consultation

A major Government consultation on equal marriages will begin today. It will look at how same-sex civil partnerships could work.

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Home Secretary claims same-sex marriage will 'strengthen society'

Home Secretary supports same-sex marriage Credit: ITV News

Home Secretary Theresa May has written in The Times that government plans to legalise gay marriage will "strengthen society" and poses "no threat" to the Church. Ms May claimed that "marriage should be for everyone", regardless of sexual orientation.

The Home Secretary has rarely spoken out about her Anglican faith, however she said that her views has "nothing to do with telling the Church what to do" and that religious marriage would remain illegal.

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