The Christian PostBy Meagan Johnson
A member of the British Parliament is urging the countryâ€™s government to ban Christian churches from performing marriages if they refuse to also perform same-sex unions.
Mike Weatherley, the Conservative MP for Hove, wrote a letter Aug. 21 to Prime Minister David Cameron saying, â€œAs long as religious groups can refuse to preside over ceremonies for same-sex couples, there will be inequality.â€
The 2004 Civil Partnership Act legalized same-sex unions in the United Kingdom but prevented couples from marrying in religious venues. Weatherley wrote that the law only acted as an â€œuneasy truce between those wishing to preserve the religious significance of marriage and those fighting for equality.â€
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