UK Introduces Plan to Conduct Same-Sex Partnerships in Church


The UK Daily Mail:

Gay couples are to be allowed to take part in civil partnerships in church and other places of worship under Government plans published today.

Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone confirmed a scheme is intended to be in place by the end of the year to allow religious premises to apply to be approved for civil partnership registrations.

..."the Government is committed to removing the legal barrier to civil partnerships being registered on the religious premises of those faith groups who choose to allow this to happen."

The move comes after an amendment was made in the last Parliament in the House of Lords to the Equality Act which removed the ban on holding civil partnership ceremonies in religious premises.