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John Barrowman Slams Church Over Criticism Of Consultation On Gay Marriage In Scotland

Torchwood star John Barrowman slams the church for criticizing the Scottish Government?s consultation on gay marriages.

The Herald Scotland has the story:

The Glasgow-born star of the BBC?s Doctor Who and Torchwood shows spoke out after becoming angered by a series of calls from the church?s leadership for it to drop the plans.

The church has criticised the Government?s plans for a 14-week consultation on whether to change a law that allows gay and lesbian couples to formalise their relationship in a civil partnership ceremony. They are currently unable to marry in a religious service.

Barrowman, 41, who has been in a civil partnership with architect Scott Gill since 2006, told The Herald he was shocked at statements of Cardinal Keith O?Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Mario Conti, the Archbishop of Glasgow and the Bishop of Paisley, Philip Tartaglia.

Cardinal O?Brien said legalising same-sex marriage would ?shame Scotland in the eyes of the world?. He also said the law change would have ?huge implications? for society and would represent a ?grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right?.

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