Gay plans ‘shock’ for Welsh Anglicans

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ThE head of the Anglican Church in Wales is seeking to persuade the UK government to drop plans to make it illegal to marry same-sex couples in its places of worship.

Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan said that the move to outlaw gay marriage in the Church of England and Church in Wales came as a “total shock” when it was announced by equalities minister Maria Miller on Tuesday as part of a “quadruple lock” to protect them from legal challenge.

Dr Morgan said that his church did not want the protection, which has put it in an “enormously difficult position”.