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alphonsus's Avatar Jump to comment 54 by alphonsus

I think that everyone who has commented on this topic so far supports the proposals to introduce same-sex marriage, but on a point of information I would be interested to know if opinions on this issue necessarily divide so neatly along believer/non-believer lines. I realise that most religious bodies and religious people hold the view that marriage properly so-called can only be between a man and woman (there will be some individuals who disagree but they would be out of step with their particular religion). But is the converse also true - do all atheists necessarily support same-sex marriage? Or are there any out there who subscribe to the view that marriage by definition is something between a man and a woman and whilst fully recognising the rights of same sex couples to enter legally recognised and protected partnerships these should be called something other than marriage?

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:28:50 UTC | #947225