Lynne Featherstone say churches will not be sued under gay civil marriage proposals

Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone has pledged there will be ‘no risk of successful legal challenge’ against religious bodies who are unable to marry gay couples as a result of the government’s gay civil marriage proposals. Ms Featherstone reaffirmed the government’s position while responding to an oral question in the House of Commons from Conservative MP […]

Government consultation on civil partnerships in religious premises published

The Government Equalities Office has today published a consultation document seeking views on their proposals to enable faith groups to host civil partnership registrations on religious premises. This consultation begins today and ends on 23 June 2011. Subject to the outcome of the consultation, religious premises could apply to be approved as a place where […]