Gay Marriage

U.K. To Legalize Gay Marriage

It's hard to believe the Brits are trailing the U.S. on this issue, but they are


The British government announced today that it will introduce a bill next year legalising gay marriage—but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies.

Equalities minister Maria Miller said the legislation would authorise same-sex civil marriages, as well as religious ceremonies if religions decide to "opt in."

"I feel strongly that, if a couple wish to show their love and commitment to each other, the state should not stand in their way," Miller said.