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Last Thursday evening, I sat on a tube train, counting in my head the number of same-sex couples I know who enjoy faithful, sexually exclusive relationships.
The role of religion is under the spotlight as the House of Lords debates amendments to the Equality Bill. They include a proposal to allow religious elements in same-sex partnerships.
Britain's Quakers formally began their discussions on same-sex partnerships at their Yearly Meeting yesterday. They are considering whether to carry out commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.