WALES/ENGLAND – Equal Marriage a step closer as legislation published

Government commitment to open up marriage to same-sex couples makes important progress.

A Government commitment to open up marriage to same-sex couples took an important step forward today with the publication of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill.

The Bill will:

  • enable same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies
  • ensure those religious organisations that wish to do so can opt in to conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples
  • protect those religious organisations that do not wish to marry same-sex couples from successful legal challenge

 

SOURCE: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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