"Church of England Attacks Gay Marriage Plan" by Reuters for the New York Times
The Church of England attacked the British government's plan to allow gay couples to marry, saying on Tuesday it was ill thought out and risked creating the biggest rift between the state and the Church for centuries.
Prime Minister David Cameron's government wants to extend the full legal status of marriage to homosexuals, who have since 2005 been able to contract unions known as civil partnerships.
The plan has provoked anger from church leaders including the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and some within Cameron's own Conservative party who accuse the government of interfering in religious matters.
Tue, June 12, 2012
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