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Election 2015: Greens 'would discuss group marriage'

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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said she is open to discussing the possibility of legalising marriages between more than two people.

Ms Bennett said she was "open to further discussion and consultation" during a question and answer session with Pink News readers.

Her party has launched its LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer) manifesto.

She pledged the Greens would work towards ending discrimination.

During the Pink News Q&A, she was quizzed by a reader who said he was living with two boyfriends in a stable long-term relationship and asked: "Is there room for Green support on group civil partnerships or marriages?"

The reader said people in a three-way relationship faced legal discrimination because they are "denied marriage equality".

Ms Bennett replied: "At present, we do not have a policy on civil partnerships involving more than two people.

"We are, uniquely in this country, a party whose policies are developed and voted for by our members.

"We have led the way on many issues related to the liberalisation of legal status in adult consenting relationships, and we are open to further conversation and consultation on this issue."

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