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Equal marriage is coming

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[Update: the first same-sex couples married validly under English law on 29 March 2014] It is a rare event indeed in the office when all of us can be found applauding the current government’s policy or pronouncements, but we have greeted David Cameron’s announcement that gay marriage will become legal with a general “thumbs up”. In a subsequent speech, however, the culture secretary Maria Miller announced that the Churches of England and Wales (being the Established Church) will be explicitly banned from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. The legal ban may have the effect of protecting these churches from legal claims…

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