This morning’s papers are reporting that the UK government will begin a formal consultation on equal civil marriage for same-sex couples with a view to making the necessary legislative changes before the next general election.
Alan Travis in The Guardian Gay and lesbian marriage to be considered in spring legal review
“Consultation will only cover civil marriage for same-sex couples, not religious weddings – nor heterosexual civil partnerships.”
Christopher Hope in The Telegraph Gays to be given right to marry
“Plans to give same-sex couples the right to marry will be published next year, ministers have announced.”
Jonathan Brown in The Independent Hope for new law to allow gay marriage
Daniel Martin and Tim Shipman in the Mail Online Gay marriage ‘to be made legal in Britain by 2015’
Gavin Cordon in The Scotsman Same-sex marriage may be on statute book soon