Religious freedom is not just for heterosexuals – we should not deny anyone the right to make a lifelong commitment to another person in front of God if that is what they believe and that is what their church allows.
— Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary and member of the British Conservative Party, supporting Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to legalize same sex marriage in Britain. The first parliamentary vote on the proposal, in the House of Commons, will be held on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in France:
The French National Assembly has approved the most important article of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.
Deputies voted 249-97 in favour of redefining marriage as being an agreement between two people – not just between a man and a woman.