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    Dec112012

    Parliament Bars Church of England From Hosting Gay Weddings

    By Trevor Grundy, Religion News Service - December 11, 2012

    CANTERBURY, England - The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday (Dec. 11) that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches.

    Culture Secretary Maria Miller told Parliament the new plan would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in some churches, synagogues, temples and mosques, but definitely not in the established church, where both the outgoing and incoming archbishops of Canterbury insist that marriage remain between a man and a woman. [Read Full Story]