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Gay marriage not a human right: European ruling


AGENCIES | London, March 21, 2012 21:44
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Gay marriage not a human right: European rulingSame-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled, the Daily Mail reported.
Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that same-sex couples have a right to marry because their mutual commitment is just as strong as that of husbands and wives.
The ruling was made by the judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg following a case involving a lesbian couple who complained the French courts would not allow them to adopt a child as a couple. 
The ruling also says that if gay couples are allowed to marry, any church that offers weddings will be guilty of discrimination if it declines to marry same-sex couples.
The ruling comes just days after the British government published a consultation paper that promised marriage to same-sex couples and made clear that Britain is only catching up with other countries, according to the Mail Tuesday.
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