Shadow equalities minister Yvette Cooper attacked Tory backbenchers in the Commons today for opposing plans to allow people of the same sex to wed in churches.
Former Tory minister Edward Leigh called for a new consultation after David Cameron last week set out proposals which would allow same-sex marriages to be held in places of worship.
But Ms Cooper said: "Changing the marriage laws again now, to bring in same-sex marriage, will strengthen rather than weaken the institution of marriage and we should urge everyone to support it."
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