As far as I can see the Church of England is split down the middle on this issue.
Of course, what the Government is proposing is around marriage in the eyes of the state. We are seeking to protect, indeed proscribe, religious organisations from offering gay marriage.
That may be problematic legally but the proposal that the Government is putting forward is that marriage should be equal in the eyes of the state, whether it is between a same-sex couple or whether it is between a man and a woman.
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