Skip to comments.Muslims Demand Gay Marriage Exemption [UK]
Posted on 12/18/2012 9:29:33 AM PST by marshmallow
Muslim Council of Britain says it is appalled by 'utterly discriminatory' legislation on same-sex marriage
Muslim leaders have demanded the same legal exemptions as the Church of England in legislation to introduce gay marriages.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), with more than 500 affiliated mosques, charities and schools, said it was "appalled" by "utterly discriminatory" legislation on same-sex marriage set out by the government.
The proposals would allow faith groups to conduct gay marriages but would ban the CofE and the Church in Wales from doing so.
The MCB secretary-general, Farooq Murad, said his organisation had strongly opposed gay marriage alongside other religions and was seeking an urgent meeting with culture secretary, Maria Miller, to express the concerns of many Muslims over the proposals. "No one in their right mind should accept such a discriminatory law," he said. "It should be amended to give exactly the same exemption to all the religions."
The criticism from the MCB comes after the CofE last week attacked the government's lack of consultation over its gay marriage plans, saying senior ecclesiastical figures learned of them only when Miller announced them to parliament.
But the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said it would have been "inappropriate" to discuss the fine print of its plans before telling parliament.
Miller told the House of Commons she was putting in place a "quadruple lock" of measures to guarantee religious organisations would not be forced to marry same-sex couples. Under the plans, four legal "locks" will be included in the legislation.
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When it happens here, I am sure hollywood and the libs will back the gays against the muslims. Should be interesting.
It will be interesting to see what happens here. America’s richest and most powerful “victim” group against America’s newest victim group.
Muslims > Homosexuals or Homosexuals > Muslims in the hierarchy of aggrieved groups?
Looks like we’re going to find out sooner than later.
So the UK has the power to ban a CoE’s religious ceremony because it is the state church, and muslims want them to also ban the same religious ceremony for them, because to not do so would be a type of discrimination, according to them. So I guess the bottom line is that the muslims want the state to have a law in place banning them from conducting ‘gay marriage’ if they ever change their mind on the issue?
“As the established church, CofE vicars must marry any eligible couples regardless of their faith.”
Freegards, thanks for all the threads on FR
Not unless the muzzies say boo. Libs rather live on their knees then protect those that enjoy living on their knees... from those that pray on their knees.
I can see why these people are on the same side.
it would open mosques to lawsuits if they refuse to perform gay "marriages"... naturally they are not happy.
...and the Dems are so naive as to want to try and put both groups under the same tent. ...should be interesting to see.
In a way, this speaks volumes about how dumb politicians are - seriously, they didn’t see this coming?
Is Rachel Maddow screaming about this? Oh wait, I hear crickets.....
Should get interesting
Doesn’t that make the muslims a ‘hate group’ and should it not be treated that way?????hmmmm
Can’t wait to play cowboys and muslims.
we will finally see what the war on woman and gays really is under shitria law.
The Muslims have a consistency problem on this issue.
As a culture, they promote freely using boys for recreational sex, and then they’re against same sex marriage.
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