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.

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PM: I am supporting gay marriage in religious institutions

David Cameron has confirmed reports that he is to back same sex marriage in religious institutions:

I'm a massive supporter of marriage and I don't want gay people to be excluded from a great institution.

"But let me be absolutely 100% clear, if there is any church or any synagogue or any mosque that doesn't want to have a gay marriage it will not, absolutely must not, be forced to hold it.

That is absolutely clear in the legislation.

Also let me make clear, this is a free vote for Members of Parliament but personally I will be supporting it.

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