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1

What is marriage seen as to some religions and religious leaders?

It is seen as the basis of society

2

What religion is the only one the State recognises the legality of in Britain?

Christianity

3

What do members of other faiths who get married have to sign for legal recognition?

They have to sign a civil marriage register

4

What do each religions talk about?

The importance of marriage

5

Who conducts the ceremony?

A religious leader of a state approved celebrant

6

What is the definition of marriage?

When a man and a woman are joined together in a union

7

What role does marriage play?

A central role

8

Where does the definition of marriage come from?

The Church, it is a church definition

9

What do many question with regards to the definition of marriage and why?

They question whether the definition will change since the passing of same sex marriages in March 2014

10

What kind of union is marriage?

A social and legal union

11

What is the register?

A legally binding document in a Christian place of worship

12

What was civil partnership replaced with?

Same sex marriage in March 2014 (England and Wales) and February 2014 (Scotland)

13

How is the marriage ceremony formalised?

It is formalised at a ceremony

14

What do all principle religions mark the joining of a marriage as?

They have ceremonies to mark the joining of people in marriage

15

Who was one of the first legal civilised partnerships between?

Elton John and David Furnish

16

How many civil partnerships were former since 2005?

42,778

17

How many civil partnerships were formed within 11 days in 2006?

2000

18

What percentage of women and men had civil partnerships in 2005 onwards?

56% male
44% female

19

When were civil partnerships made legal?

2005

20

Do people who go under civil partnerships have the same rights as married couples?

They have the same legal treatments as married couples such as pensions and inheritance

21

What did some religious traditions choose to do with civil partnerships?

Many religious traditions chose not to recognise civil partnerships

22

How many civil partnerships were recorded in the first year of being passed?

18,059

23

What do some Muslim's believe when it comes to civil partnerships?

Homosexual action is unnatural and unlawful

24

What does the establishment of the 'Shakti' offer?

Support and counselling to young Asian homosexuals

25

What do some Muslim's believe with regards to homosexuality?

It is ignored rather than punished

26

What is the name of the act?

Civil Partnership Act 2004

27

What does civil partnership provide?

Next of kin rights to couples

28

What do some Christians believe when it comes to civil partnerships?

There may be some stable relationships based on love and commitment

29

What do Christian's believe when it comes to homosexuality?

Believe it goes against the natural order created by God

30

What does Jesus teach about homosexuality?

Jesus does not say anything specific about homosexual activity

31

What two quotations from the Bible state what Christian's tend to believe about homosexuality and same sex couples?

"God gave them over to shameful lusts" (Romans 1:26-27)
"Men committed indecent acts with other men and received themselves the due penalty for their perversion"