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Thu 29 Mar, 2012
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He says he would have been willing to carry out such ceremonies

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Some members of the Anglican communion, including elements of the Church in Wales, have become more homophobic, claims a vicar who has resigned over the issue of gay marriage.
The Reverend Andrew Morton, vicar of Llangybi, Monmouthshire, is the first in Wales to step down over the issue.

He says he would have been willing to carry out such ceremonies.
The Church in Wales said it a "matter of regret" for clergy to resign over an issue yet to be resolved by the church.



It follows a UK government consultation on whether to allow gay couples in Wales and England to marry.

Civil partnerships, introduced in 2005, already give gay couples similar legal rights to married couples.

But the government wants them to be legally allowed to make vows and declare they are married before the next general election, due in 2015.

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17544143


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