Questioned about the PM’s position on gay marriage, the PMS said that it was clearly an issue where people have well established views. The PM was a supporter of marriage and believed that gay people should not be excluded from marriage. The Government was to set out proposals in the coming days, but the PM had made it previously clear that if churches, mosques or synagogues did not want to hold gay marriage ceremonies, they would not be forced to. Asked whether the Government was going to bring forward tax breaks for married couples, and whether that would include civil partnerships, the PMS said that tax issues were a matter for the Chancellor.
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