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UK Prime Minister David Cameron To Push For Gay Weddings In Church

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    • 2eo

      Part of me says woohoo, the other part tells me no bleeder will be able to afford a wedding with the mess he and his coalition are making of the economy, cutting balls deep in every part of the country except London.

      We in the UK are the sad fruition of the conservative recovery strategy, absolutely strangling any growth and punishing those trying to create jobs, let the UK be a lesson to not support the GOP financial strategy.

      Sadly the lesson is being ignored and your country is recovering much faster than ours.

      But at least some progress on the equality front is always welcome, no matter who does it.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 9:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      Why was this so hard for them to come up with?

      That’s one limit I never quite understood about their civil partnerships: not being *allowed* to have any religious element at all to the ceremony, much less get it done in a church if you could find one willing.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo

      Cameron is not pushing Gay marriage in churches, he seeks to permit Gay weddings in churches that wish to have them. Big difference. The article is not what I expected from the headline.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin

      @hyhybt: The original intention of the equal marriage legislation was for civil marriages only, retaining the ban on access to religious marriage. Pressure from the Unitarians, Quakers, Liberal and Reformed Judaism to participate in same-sex marriages and a growing number of politicians echoed support for those who wished to take part. The provision is good because it spells it out that those in opposition won’t be affected and will be protected so they won’t be able to claim abuse of religious freedom or that they could be sued for refusing to perform a same-sex marriage that they said could end up before theECHR (European Court for Human Rights) which has said that same-sex marriage isn’t a right and has no intention of imposing it on any member state but that it should be left for each to decide. It’s an air-tight piece of legislation, foolproof. People outside the UK seem to forget that there is state religion in the UK. Another reason to amend the legislation giving full protection to both sides of the argument.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 9:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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