Janet Daby instructed registrars who’ve a non secular objections to same-sex marriage must be shielded from dropping their jobs in the event that they refuse to certify the partnership.
It’s illegal discrimination for registrars to refuse to carry out same-sex weddings.
In response to the Telegraph, she stated: “There must be one thing in place that protects folks of religion in addition to those that suppose the opposite manner. It is a matter of conscience.
“It’s like folks having a alternative who for causes of conscience can not take part in conducting an abortion.”
Nonetheless, the shadow minister for ladies, religion and equalities apologised on Monday morning and stated that she would step down from her frontbench position.
The Lewisham East MP wrote on Twitter: “I am proud to assist same-sex marriages. On Saturday Labour celebrated 15 years of civil partnerships, and all of the progress we have made since.
“I sincerely apologise for my misjudged feedback on Friday, and have determined to resign as Shadow Religion Minister.”
A Labour spokesman stated: “Janet Daby has as we speak stood down from her position as a shadow minister. We’ll appoint a alternative sooner or later.”