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The highly important parliamentary discussion of marriage law and equality continues today (4 June 2013), and Ekklesia will be commenting further as details develop.
In the Daily Telegraph today (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10092592/Same-sex-marriage.html) 'religious' leaders have seemingly united to protest this government's equal marriage legislation.
Nicholas Holtam, the Bishop of Salisbury, has made clear his support for allowing same-sex couples to marry. Officially the Church of England is opposed to equal marriage but many members are in favour. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, covering England and Wales, is to be debated by the House of Lords.
Valentine's Day has become a commercial jamboree that all-too-easily encrusts human affections in money-making and mawkishness.
The UK government's culture secretary, Maria Miller, gave a rather faltering performance on BBC Radio 4's flagship 'Today' programme this morning, answering questions -- or, rather, trying to avoid them -- about the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill.