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Same-sex marriage in churches: House of Commons Urgent Question

An Urgent Question was asked in the House of Commons today (Monday) about this.

Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on Monday 10 December 2012 on whether the Secretary of State would give a statement on same-sex marriage in churches.

Minister for Women and Equalities, Maria Miller, responded to the question on behalf of the Government.

You can read the full transcript here.

You can watch the video recording via this page. The item began at 15.31 and ran for 45 minutes.

A more convenient video recording is now available here: Government to outline same-sex marriage plans.

The Minister announced that she would make a full statement tomorrow (Tuesday 11 December) that will set out the Government’s response to the recent consultation on how to allow same-sex couples to marry. The timetable for Tuesday is here but, at the time of writing this post, the page does not show this matter as a separate timed item.

Update I understand the announcement will be made at 12.30 today.

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Craig Nelson

Just thank you for getting these very helpful exchanges available so quickly.

Moment of truth.

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May I second what Craig said.

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Richard Ashby

The weakness of their arguments and the bad temper of those opposed is very obvious in this discussion. Like so much else about the issues of the rights of gltb people this is going to be a nine day wonder and will be forgotten as soon as it’s over.