A day after the Church of England published its response to the government consultation on equal marriage in England and Wales, the Church in Wales has submitted its own response, seeking exemptions from being forced to conduct wedding ceremonies for gay couples.
The consultation, which ends tomorrow, proposes to bring forth equal civil marriage for gay couples by 2015.
Yesterday, the Church of England expressed concerns that the exemptions for religious ceremonies provided in the consultation may not survive a legal challenge. Today, in submitting their response, Bishops in Wales have said that they are in a legal position that is “almost identical.”
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