Johnson: 'No reason' why marriage should be denied to anybody

Boris Johnson, Conservative Mayor of London, backed gay marriage in a video published in August this year.

"I see absolutely no reason why that happy state [of marriage] should be denied to anybody in our country," he said.

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CofE exempt from gay marriage

New legislation will explicitly state that it will be illegal for the established Churches of England and Wales to conduct same-sex marriages, Culture Secretary Maria Miller announced.