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Same-sex marriage left out of UK government's legislative programme

10 May 2012

Legislation to refine marriage in English law to include homosexuals has been omitted from the Queen's Speech, the annual announcement of forthcoming legislation.

Some commentators believe the omission is partly due to widespread opposition to the proposals, including a ongoing petition which has already collected half-a-million signatures. [BBC, 9 May]

John Smeaton, SPUC director, commented: "We must not be complacent. The government is continuing with its consultation on the details of future legislation and remains committed to legislate for same-sex marriage before the next general election. We must move forward quickly to bury the government's proposals."

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