DURBAN - THE African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has slammed a Bill that would compel marriage officers to solemnise same-sex marriages.
Committee meetings have been underway at Parliament to discuss among other pieces of legislation, the Civil Union Bill.
Amendments to this Bill were proposed in Parliament by COPE MP Deidre Carter.
Currently, Section 6 of the Civil Union Act provides for a marriage officer to be exempted from solemnising same-sex marriages on the grounds of conscience, religion and belief.
The new Bill would mean that marriage officers, regardless of their religious beliefs, must solemnise same-sex marriages.