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News: UK

Wed 24 Feb, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


To deny people of faith the opportunity of registering the most important promise of their lives in their willing church or synagogue, according to its liturgy, is plainly discriminator

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A senior Anglican Clergy have penned a letter to the Times Newspaper asking for an end to the ban on same-sex couples marrying in religious venues.

They urged the House of Lords to support an amendment to the Equality Bill, which would allow gay couples to hold their civil partnerships in the likes of churches and synagogues. The Bill is being proposed on 2 March 2010

The letter read:

"Straight couples have the choice between civil marriage and religious marriage. Gay couples are denied a similar choice.


To deny people of faith the opportunity of registering the most important promise of their lives in their willing church or synagogue, according to its liturgy, is plainly discriminatory."

The amendment is being proposed by Lord Waheed Alli, who was the first openly gay lawmaker to take the position within the House of Lords back in 1998.

 

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