Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the government will outline its response to this year’s equal marriage consultation on Tuesday (11 December) after being summoned to the Commons to answer an urgent question.
The question was tabled by Conservative MP Edward Leigh, who is opposed to equal marriage rights for gay couples.
In a statement made on Monday afternoon, Mrs Miller told the Commons that the government plans will ensure faith organisations are not forced to conduct same-sex marriages in England and Wales. Mrs Miller said the chances of this being successfully challenged in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) were “negligible”.
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