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  • "Marriage originates for the purpose of the security for the children that are born from within it and to protect the next generation. It is a tribal ceremony that was adopted by all religions but the purpose remains the same.

    This is a campaign for people with too much time on their hands and whether you are gay or straight, marriage is not the be all and end all in a relationship so why bother changing something that is not broken. It is a fight for nothing all but for the ego mission of those leading it.

    It will be pet owners wanting their dogs, cats or fish etc to get married in church next.

    Don't tell me this already happens."
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Gay marriage proposals backed by Brighton and Hove council

Gay marriage proposals have been unanimously backed by politicians in Brighton and Hove.

The Government’s Equalities Office began a 12-week consultation in April and it closed yesterday.

A letter on behalf of all 54 Brighton and Hove city councillors has been sent to Whitehall supporting plans to let people “convert” current civil partnerships into civil marriage.

It also includes allowing same sex couples to have a civil marriage in register offices or other approved premises.

However, under Government plans there will be no change to religious marriages.

Council leader Jason Kitcat said: “On behalf of our city’s large LGBT community I hope this will deliver much needed change while allowing existing faiths and traditions to continue unaffected.”

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