Government to legislate for same-sex religious weddings.

But Church of England will be banned from holding ceremonies

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has this afternoon announced plans to expand marriage by introducing same-sex marriage to the UK.

Miller told the House of Commons that gay married couples will not weaken marriage but strengthen it.

The Culture Secretary also just confirmed that religious organizations will be allowed to conduct same-sex marriages, but they will also be allowed not to do so.

Equalities Minister Maria Miller told the Commons the Government will offer a "quadruple lock" in law to protect religious institutions and individuals from being forced to hold same-sex weddings.

However Miller announced that The Church of England and Church in Wales will be banned in law from offering same-sex marriages.


UPDATE: Twitter consumer and Liberal Democrat activist Martin Shapland tweeted a Biblical quote "for the gays" while some MP's are standing up in the Commons, as tbg types, quoting the Bibles' anti-gay ramblings:

Here it is - "If they cannot control themselves they should marry for it is better to marry than to burn with passion - Corinthians 7:9"