British Government Moves to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Jill Lawless, The Associated Press December 13, 2012 | 1 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints The British government announced Tuesday that it will introduce a bill next year legalizing gay marriage -- but banning the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies. VIEW COMMENTS ( 1 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Avon Dec 13, 2012 Funny how Quakers are mentioned - a far smaller group than liberal Jews. Just goes to show that a small group, standing up faithfully for a long time for what it believes, can accomplish a lot. Quakers also have different governance. A local congregation answers only to God. Thus, in many or most regions, no "majority rule" or authoritative "leaders" can override what a humble group of worshipers finds to be right. Some may never marry a same-sex couple, but others have been doing it for decades without regard for whether the resulting marriage is "legal." With the new law, all Quaker couples in England - as in nine US states - will now end up with not just a wedding but a fully equal marriage. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202581302367 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.