The Christian Institute has condemned a motion by Ben Bradshaw MP “to enable clergy of the Church of England to conduct same sex marriages on Church of England premises in certain circumstances”.
The organisation has called the Labour MP’s motion a “brazen attack on religious liberty”.
The Christian Institute is calling on MPs to reject the motion when it is expected to come up for debate in Parliament next week.
Protections in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 means that at present, churches cannot be compelled to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies.
The Bill proposing to undo those protections is being introduced under the Ten Minute Rule, and has the support of Dame Margaret Beckett, Harriet Harman and Sir Peter Bottomley.
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