LONDON – The Church of England and
Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales formally objected Tuesday to
the government's proposal to permit gay marriages, both asserting that
their historic understanding is that marriage is the union of a woman
and a man.
Prime Minister David Cameron is backing a proposal to permit civil
marriages for gay couples, despite the strong opposition of some
lawmakers in his Conservative Party. Gay couples are already allowed to
have civil partnerships, with the first such ceremony in 2005.
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