Marriage equality in the UK has received support from, as yet, the most senior member of the Church of England.
Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson joined the Out4Marriage campaign to introduce same-sex marriage in Britain.
Following recent support from London Mayor Boris Johnson, Wilson added his voice to the movement, saying God is not “an angry old man out to get us”.
In the YouTube video, Wilson urged religious leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships”.
“It all comes down to how we see gay people and how we see God. We don’t actually believe gay people are sick or stunted or criminal,” he said.
“Recognising gay people are equal means they won’t dilute or spoil marriage but potentially enrich it.”
Wilson also spoke of the quiet growth of support within the church for marriage equality but that he was told “discussing it openly feels too risky”.
Prime Minister David Cameron has also voiced his support for marriage equality in Britain, a country that already recognises civil partnerships.
The Out4Marriage video can be seen below: