Monday, February 27, 2012

The Church does not own marriage

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... 

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