Muslims seek UK gay marriage exemption
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 gay marriage set out by the Government.
The proposals would allow faith groups to conduct gay marriages but would ban the Church of England and the Church in Wales from doing so.
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 the Muslim community over the proposals.
"No-one in their right mind should accept such a discriminatory law," he said....Read more