(Telegraph) Baroness Warsi’s ‘concern’ over effect of same-sex marriage laws on religious groups

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Baroness Warsi, the faith minister, has signalled that she is not satisfied that laws introducing same-sex marriage contain enough protections for religious groups.

The former Conservative Party chairman said she could not support the Government bill during votes in the Lords because of “reservations” about how clauses designed to prevent faith groups being sued for refusing to perform gay weddings would work in practice.

She raised the prospect of smaller churches, mosques and temples which are linked to local community centres, finding themselves in a legal grey area when same-sex marriage becomes possible from March next year.

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1. Br. Michael wrote:

Those laws are not intended to have effective protections.

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