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Justine Greening, who is also Education Secretary, said major faiths should follow public opinion on the subject

The bishops vowed to fight for the ‘Christian understanding of marriage’

The poll also found a large majority of Catholics approve of same-sex relationships and sex before marriage

The bishops voiced their support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act

Cardinal Coccopalmerio said that in Church teaching, ‘it’s not a natural condition’

Bishops Philip Egan and Mark Davies said an ‘equalities agenda’ could lead to intolerance

The proposal would have ensured same-sex marriage was legal in all states

The Australian Labour party have argued that it would better for politicians to decide the issue in Parliament