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Changes in UK law will see same-sex couples given the right have their civil ceremonies in religious buildings.

The change only requires the law to be altered to ensure that it complies with section 202 of the Equality Act and churches cannot be forced to comply.

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell spoke of his delight at the change.

“Allowing civil partnership ceremonies to have a religious content and to be held in places of worship is a significant advance for gay and religious freedom,” he said.

“It was petty and authoritarian to ban faith organisations like the Quakers from holding civil partnership ceremonies, when they clearly expressed a wish to do so.

“The old restrictions forced religious bodies to discriminate against same-sex couples, even when they didn’t want to.”

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01/11/2010 – Marriage Stories in the Press

A woman makes her support of her marriage, and...

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This is an article I stumbled across on http://www.politics.co.uk and it is very relevant to us a group. The headline is ‘Lesbians go for first gay marriage’. As you can see by the title, it is relevant to us because of our upcoming documentary but also because it could see a change in law that allows homosexual couples to marry and heterosexual couples to enter a civil partnership. These are some of the issues we aim to tackle in our documentary. Another reason it is of importance to us is because the case in question involves a couple who are attempting to apply for a marriage license at Greenwich registry office. Here we have a relevant news story right on our doorstep.

We will keep you posted on any developments on this story.


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