The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which has been published today by the Government is an appalling piece of legislation.
It creates two different and unequal forms of marriage and fails to deal with the important questions about how to protect those who work in the public sector, especially teachers who we learn today could face being disciplined, or sacked for backing traditional marriage.
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