Dr John Sentamu
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Archbishop Sentamu: Don't change gay marriage law

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has said that the government should not push ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

The clergyman opposes gay marriage but supports civil partnerships, which he says have addressed the injustices faced by same-sex couples.

Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show he said: "There's a difference - and people don't these days want to talk about difference... that difference doesn't mean one is better than another, but they're different."

You can watch the Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer

  • 11 Mar 2012