1 in 5 would turn down a gay wedding invite as first marriages happen tonight

One in five (22%) people still would refuse to go to a gay wedding, a survey by BBC Radio Five Live has found.

The first same-sex weddings will happen just after midnight tonight, and yet there are still a number of people opposed to the notion.

The poll of 1,007 people found that 26% still disagreed with gay marriage. It also highlighted that men were twice as likely to choose not to attend a same-sex wedding as women.

This comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the Church of England would embrace gay marriage.

“I think the Church has reacted by fully accepting that it’s the law, and should react on Saturday by continuing to demonstrate in word and action, the love of Christ for every human being,” he said.

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  • No doubt I'll bring down the wrath of the equity and diversity mob upon my head, but I disapprove of gay marriage, and the proselisation of gaydom that preceded it, together with the vilification of anyone that dares to speak out against gaydom generally. They certainly should n't be persecuted/prosecuted, as in the past, but why do we have to have it stuffed down our throats, so to speak, whilst their 'rights' have overwhelmed others' rights to object? Civil partnerships are far enough. It will be interesting to see how many 'divorces' take place after these 'marriages' and how quickly.

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