Gay marriage: churches fuel rebellion
Juliette JowitA final attempt by the government to head off widespread opposition from its own MPs to the equal marriage bill looks set to fail after churches insisted they were still not happy with the legislation.
The culture secretary, Maria Miller, wrote to every MP just over a week ago enclosing a factsheet and "myth buster" based on the department's latest legal advice on the question of whether churches and individual ministers could be forced to marry gay couples.
The "Dear MP" letter is part of a co-ordinated effort to stop more than half of Conservative MPs failing to back their own government's bill. It is a free vote but such a lack of support would be seen as an embarrassment to David Cameron, who considers it an important part of modernising his party's image.
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"Gay marriage: churches fuel rebellion", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gay-marriage-churches-fuel-rebellion