The Government is moving ahead with its determination to allow same sex marriage. It is reported on the BBC that Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone stated:
"it is the government's fundamental job to reflect society and to shape the future, not stay silent where it has the power to act and change things for the better."
She said: "(Marriage) is owned by neither the state nor the Church, as the former Archbishop Lord Carey rightly said.
"It is owned by the people."
Is this the end of Civil Partnership Agreements? A rather unattractive and cumbersome phrase...