A landmark legal case over same-sex marriage has been postponed.
The High Court has been told it will consider a case brought by the British government on Monday on whether same-gender marriage should be allowed.
The court is expected to rule on the Government’s request for a stay of proceedings.
The case was brought by a lesbian couple, Julie and James, who say they have been discriminated against by the Government because of their relationship.
It is one of several that have stalled in the courts in recent months.
A Government spokesman said: “We are committed to the protection of the family and the rights of gay and lesbian couples.”
We welcome the High Court decision and we look forward to presenting it to the High court on Monday.
“The case has been adjourned until next year.