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Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishops say lesbian and gay Catholics fear the move would remove their legal rights

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St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society ruling could have implications for same-sex marriage

Baroness O'Cathain tabled a motion to overturn civil partnerships regulations during a debate in the Lords last week (Photo: PA)

Government Minister says that no churches or other religious premises will be forced to host civil partnership ceremonies

Edward Leigh says MPs aren't even being given the chance to debate the new regulations

Edward Leigh is seeking to annul regulations which would lift the ban on civil ceremonies being conducted in places of worship

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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