Responding to comments made by Roman Catholic priests about the proposals on same-sex marriage, a spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said:
We have been very clear that our plans for equal marriage will fully protect the freedom of religions bodies to preach, teach and put into practice their beliefs about marriage.
More top news
Police have confirmed a 26-year-old man from Cornwall has died at the campsite area of the Cheshire festival.
Downpours keeping us on our toes today
The M20 in Kent has been closed in both directions after a pedestrian bridge allegedly collapsed on the motorway on Saturday.