This year, the coalition government will consult on extending civil marriage to same-sex couples in addition to civil partnerships. Unlike in previous battles, the fight will not be characterised as Tory MPs and the Churches vs the rest of us. Although Church leaders have condemned the idea, their congregations tend to lean liberal – and they know it. Much like we relied on straight people to stand up for us over the past decades, we will rely now on those of faith who do not believe the mantra that love can only be possible between a man and a woman.
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