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

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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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