The Government’s plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage is expected to be voted on in Parliament in December after the Prime Minister decided to rush it through.
According to a senior source, quoted in the Daily Mail, ‘The prime minister and the deputy prime minister have agreed to get on with it. PM David Cameron’s view of this is “Get it done and get it done quickly”’.
The Daily Mail report also suggested that Justin Welby, the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury, has hinted at a softening of his church’s stance on gay partnerships, but says he supports the Church of England’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
Meanwhile, a poll carried out in the Daily Telegraph online at the end of November showed that more than 60 per cent of the population was against legalising gay marriage, with just over 37 per cent in favour.