Faith groups contribute to British gay marriage consultation

(ENInews)–The British government’s 12-week consultation on gay marriage, which concluded on 14 June, aroused strong opinions, with faith groups expressing views both “for” and “against.” Opposition came from the (Anglican) Church in Wales and the established Church of England, which foresaw a conflict between the church’s and the state’s definition of marriage. However, during the consultation, a YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people found that 58 percent of people with a religious faith back same-sex marriage. The poll also showed that 70 percent of the public support the move, including 82 percent of those under the age of 50. [474 words, ENI-12-0345]

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