18 Sep '11, 1am

British government draws up plans to introduce same-sex marriages by 2015

British government draws up plans to introduce same-sex marriages by 2015

The British government has drawn up plans to introduce same-sex civil marriages before the next election in 2015, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone (above) said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - The British government has drawn up plans to introduce same-sex civil marriages before the next election in 2015, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said on Saturday. 'I am delighted to announce today that in March, this government will begin a formal consultation on how to implement equal civil marriage for same-sex couples,' she told her Liberal Democrat party's annual conference in Birmingham, central England. 'And this would allow us to make any legislative changes necessary by the end of this parliament.' Civil partnerships for same-sex couples were introduced in Britain in December 2005, giving them similar rights to married heterosexu...

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