[quote="LemonAndLime, post:1, topic:275003"]
he Church does not "own" marriage nor have the exclusive right to say who can marry, a government minister has said.
Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone said the government was entitled to introduce same-sex marriages as a "change for the better".
The Liberal Democrat was responding to comments by Lord Carey, a former Archbishop of Canterbury, who said that "not even the Church" owns marriage.
But Lord Carey accused her of putting an "unwarranted slant" on his words.
Ms Featherstone's comments come as ministers prepare to launch a public consultation on legalising gay marriage next month.
Traditionalists want the law on marriage to remain unchanged.
The fellow forgot that the Church owns Catholic Marriage.
Now, you may say that the Church does not own Polygamy or Gay-so-called-marriage, does not own adultery, divorce and so on.
The thing is that people love Catholic Marriage, a monogamous love for life, but wanted to change it. And they become irritated when the Church does not allow them to put their dirty nails on it....