Church warns over gay marriage

Gay marriage threatens the establishment of the Church of England, it claims, and could mean it is forced out of its role of conducting weddings on behalf of the state.

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'Gay marriage move could alter relationship between the CoE and the government'

The Bishop of Leicester has told ITV News that the Government should "not hurry" consultations into laws surrounding same-sex marriage.

Bishop Tim Stevens said that the move could have "unintended consequences" into the relationship between the government and the Church of England.

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