1 February 2019

Amendment 2: after Clause 1, insert the following new Clause —

“Removal of exemption for clergy under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
1) The Secretary of State must make regulations to amend the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to remove the exemption for members of the clergy to solemnize the marriage of a same sex couple.
(2) Regulations under this section must be in force by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.”

My amendment is very simple and I hope it will be seen by the Committee as an attempt to build on the success of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013....There was, however, a major flaw in that Act.....It continued the ban on same-sex couples marrying in Church of England churches

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