SCOTLAND's most powerful Catholic will speak today at the launch of a new alliance forged in opposition to proposals that could allow homosexual couples to be married in a place of worship.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien will address a rally organised by the Scotland for Marriage campaign, which has been set up as consultation continues on gay marriage and religious ceremonies.
The Catholic Church in Scotland has joined the Church of Scotland, the Christian Institute, which promotes the Bible as "the supreme authority" of all life, and other evangelical groups to oppose moves to give homosexual couples the same rights in marriage as heterosexuals. Currently same-sex couples can have a civil partnership carrying full legal rights, but the ceremony cannot be conducted in religious premises.
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