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UK government proposes allowing same sex civil marriages

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:57 EDT
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A couple exchange rings at a same-sex wedding ceremony in the United States. (AFP)
 
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The British government said Tuesday it was proposing to allow same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies, but would ban the established Churches of England and Wales from conducting ceremonies.

Culture minister Maria Miller said the proposed law would allow other religious institutions to “opt-in” to conduct ceremonies.

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