BBC News - Gay marriage bill: Peers back government plans
Good news from the house of Lords where there has been a substantial majority, after two days of debate, in favour of the government's plans to allow gay marriage, possibly starting as soon as next summer.
I'm not sure why the C of E and Church in Wales are going to be banned, any input welcomed, but it is at least progress towards a fairer society. Similar legislation is expected from Scotland.The bill would allow couples, who can currently form civil partnerships, to marry.
If it passes into law, religious organisations would have to "opt in" if they wished to offer gay weddings, except the Church of England and Church in Wales, which would be banned in law from doing so.