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Gay marriage: David Cameron backs church role

Legislation to allow marriage for same-sex couples will also allow churches in England and Wales to conduct ceremonies, David Cameron has said.

He said he did not want gay people to be "excluded from a great institution", but he would not force religious groups to carry out the ceremonies.

Ministers will reveal their response to a consultation next week. MPs will be given a free vote on the move.

Gary O'Donoghue reports.

  • 07 Dec 2012
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