Britain is flouting gay marriage bans in foreign countries

By Barry Duke

Earlier this year Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, above, got all huffy when he discovered that gay couples were getting married in the British consulate in Sydney.

He said:

Just because Britain has made a decision, doesn’t mean Australia has to follow suit. We’re seeing the negative consequences of the decision that Britain has made in terms of the impacts on the rights and freedoms of other people in the UK, particularly people of faith, so I think it’s up to Australia to make its own decision and not to be swayed by what other nations might do.

Well, its now being reported by the UK-based Christian Institute that more than 200 two hundred same-sex weddings have taken place in British embassies and consulates in countries “where it is illegal” over the last year.

Under the headline “UK embassies bypass local law to host same-sex weddings”, the CI said:

The bypassing of local law is in line with former Prime Minister David Cameron’s 2013 pledge to ‘export’ same-sex marriage abroad.

In countries where marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman, same-sex couples have been allowed to marry under British law – as long as one of …read more

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