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  • 7 December 2012, 13:42

Cameron Supports Gay Marriages In Churches

David Cameron is expected to give his backing to gay weddings in churches next week, according to Sky sources.

The move threatens to put him on a collision course with some of his own Tory MPs, who insist marriage should be allowed only between a man and woman.

Those who wish to host gay weddings will be allowed to opt-in to the proposed legislation on which MPs will be given a free vote.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller will also propose a legal "lock" to protect organisations that reject gay marriage, such as the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church, when she unveils the Government's plans next week.

No religious organisations will be forced to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies under the proposals.

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