Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Supports Marriage Equality In Church

NickCleggPrime Minister David Cameron and other lawmakers in England are trying to strike a balance between people rallying for marriage equality and religious institutions trying to stop progress.

While some are suggesting that same-sex marriages simply be a civil affair, and therefore not held in churches, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg wants to see a law that includes religious institutions that support inclusion.

"This is a personal view at the moment, but I think that in exactly the same way that we shouldn’t force any church to conduct gay marriage, we shouldn’t stop any church that wants to conduct gay marriage," he told the Evening Standard.

"I don’t see why two individuals who love each other and want to show commitment to each other should not be able to do so in a way that is socially recognized as being marriage."