Mr Miliband said: “I am pleased that the government will finally bring forward legislation to allow equal marriage and that we have succeeded in making sure that religious organisations that want to carry out same-sex marriages will be able to do so. However, it is disappointing that the government is making same-sex marriage illegal in the Church of England.
“The Labour Party has a long and proud history of campaigning to end discrimination against same-sex couples and it is Labour votes which will ensure that this measure is passed in the House of Commons. This promises to be a step forward in allowing every couple who want to signify their commitment to each other by marrying to do so.
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