Religious faiths will now be able to decide whether they will hold gay weddings and the Quakers who recognised gay marriage in 2009, are expected to be the first mainstream faith to marry gay people.
It is appalling and wrong that gay people are not accorded the same rights regarding marriage as straight people. This is a big step forward for gay rights and religious freedom. The argument that gay sex is forbidden in the Bible is disproved because there are so many other things that are also forbidden that we recognise as ludicrous today. Jesus said love everyone. He did not say “except gay people.” Maybe soon the day will come when kids can realise they are gay and it is accepted in such a down to earth way that their celebrity parents see no reason to announce it on twitter.