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PM defends gay marriage

David Cameron has defended his plan to legalise gay marriage saying 'I'm a great supporter of marriage'. MPs have backed the plan by 400 votes to 175 in the Commons yesterday.

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Justice Secretary: Gay marriage is 'sensible next step'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed he will vote in favour of gay marriage, calling it the "sensible next step" in tackling homophobia and reflecting Britain's changing social values.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling made the remarks in Attitude magazine. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Writing in Attitude magazine, Mr Grayling said, "At the heart of the argument is to me a simple proposition. It is not right for the State to judge between different relationships based on a lasting commitment".

"Of course we need to protect the right of the individual to have a conscience and of religious institutions to follow their own path. But that does not mean that the state has to do the same," he added.

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